Inspired by local musician and climate change activist Adley Penner of Bicicletas Por La Paz, Alexis began leading monthly Sidewalk Plant Tours in 2016. Based on the idea of showcasing what was actually growing on our streets, local neighborhoods and community gardens, the East Bay Sidewalk Plant Tour Meetup was launched. With now over 350 members, local garden explorers have stumbled upon West Oaklands’ wide network of community gardens, Lake Meritt’s estuary and pollinator gardens, Grand Avenues Morcom Rose Garden and so much more. Every month we highlight a new neighborhood to showcase what locals are growing or as we might say, what the local plants are growing on their streets!
Become a Garden Explorer today and join our Free Meetup Group!
Ever wanted to learn the name of the plants, flowers and trees around you? Well, now is your chance! Learn to identify the plants growing in your backyard, literally!
We address seasonal maintenance care required for trees and plants, medicinal herbal uses, and fundamental permaculture principles. Begin to identify your native trees, perennials, fruit and nut trees and edibles you thought were weeds!
Most tours are about an hour and a half with a break along the way for restroom and snack time. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and anything else necessary for you to be comfortable. Bring a notepad and your camera and lots of questions! Tickets are $15 each, cash, check and Square accepted.