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Volunteer Garden Planting at Castle Rock

  • Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance to Castle Rock State Park 15451 California 35 Los Gatos, CA, 95033 United States (map)

Join Sempervirens Fund and the Amah Mutsun Land Trust Native Stewardship Corps in planting natives at Castle Rock! The new Robert C. Kirkwood entrance to Castle Rock features accessible pathways and several picnic areas, many of which border a new ethnobotanical demonstration garden. The AMLT Native Stewards have designed and will manage a beautiful project that will share food and utility plants and their stories with park visitors. 

We invite you to join us for the initial garden planting! We will begin Saturday morning with a blessing from the Muwekma Ohlone (on whose ancestral territory this project is located). Previously covered by a Christmas tree farm, the project site is at the heart of a narrow band of black oak habitat along Skyline Boulevard. Come enjoy this remarkable landscape, while tending to the local habitat and building resilience to climate change.

Activities are moderately strenuous and will include digging and planting on sloped/uneven terrain. Please bring a bag lunch and water (2 qts is recommended if it’s a hot day), and wear closed toe shoes and appropriate attire for working in the dirt.

We at Sempervirens Fund and the Amah Mutsun Land Trust look forward to restoring native habitat with local community members, and sharing insider perspective on the construction of the new Robert. C. Kirkwood entrance facilities prior to the public opening this summer. Your children and friends are welcome; please share the invitation!