PUBLIC GARDENS

From sage to salamanders, mold to the mighty sequoias, California’s biodiversity is rich and robust. Working with both California native plants and exotic climate-adapted (drought-tolerant) plants, CAN! School Gardens may not be green all year, but they are thriving and provide valuable habitat to many creatures and critters.

The Power of Pollinators

There is still a great need for education about the importance of pollinators in our everyday lives. CAN! meets that need by growing plants that provide forage of pollen and nectar by local pollinators, manifesting healthy interactions between humans, pollinators and other creatures in the public schools and parks. Student and community understanding about pollinators like butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, hummingbirds and bats is a key component of all CAN! garden curriculum.

MANAGING THE COMMONS:

Public spaces are incredibly valuable for the entire community.  And just like water, public spaces and organic food are human rights.  Community gardens provide a meeting place for humans and creatures alike.

California Gum Plant – Grindelia stricta

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