Schoolhouse Creek Common, corner of Curtis and Virginia streets, has a work day every second Saturday of the month, 10-noon, with the rain date being the following Saturday.
Over the next few months we will be sowing wildflower seeds, planting native bulbs and creating a new seating area out of large moss rocks. For more information, please call Jamie Day,
October 13, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
School House Creek Commons-Fall Clean Up and Sowing of Wild Flower Seeds
(At Virginia and Curtis Streets-Eastern end of the Berkeley Adult School)
We will be having our fall clean-up and sowing of native wildflower seeds. If the weather has cooled enough, we also hope to be planting a slope of a hill with plugs of native grasses. These are all big projects, so come one, come all and enjoy one of the city’s newest open spaces and explore the native plants and orchard. There’s a play area for kids, and coffee and snacks will be served.
Contact: Jamie Day at 510-559-8368 or day7715 AT sbcglobal DOT net
The striking transformation of the southwest corner of Virginia and Curtis has been made possible by a coordinated effort between the staff of the Berkeley Unified School District and 150 neighbors of the Adult School who have given time and/or money to Schoolhouse Creek Commons. The late Karl Linn also provided his wisdom and guidance in the initial design and development of the Commons. The School District provided the funding to tear out the old asphalt and playground equipment, contour the land, create the entrance and pathways, and plant the grass area in the center of the Commons. The neighbors have been creating the Commons by fundraising, bringing in soil, mulch and compost, placing rocks and planting trees and plants (most native Californian) throughout the Commons. For more information on how you can get involved, call Brad Smith at 524-1938 or e-mail at brad_smith AT earthlink.net.