2023 Garden Season Kick-Off with Bentley School at the Firestorm Memorial Garden! On a beautiful clear sunny day with a break in the winter storms, Vicki & Dan welcomed Ryan Nepomuceno and his Bentley design class composed of 14 eager middle school students at Firestorm Memorial Garden to kick-off the NHCA 2023 garden program. This is Bentley’s 2nd […]
Oakland Tech Inaugural Day at Gateway Garden – Sunday Nov 13th
Oakland Tech Inaugural Day at Gateway Garden – Sunday Nov 13th Another volunteer day spent in the Gateway Garden! On Sunday, November 13, Dan and Vicki met with members of the Ecology Club from Oakland Technical High School to help with garden cleanup. This volunteer garden day was initiated by Ava Stern who started Oakland Tech’s Ecology […]
The Berkeley Project II, Saturday November 5th – Cal Students Did It Again!!!!
The Berkeley Project II, Saturday November 5th – Cal Students Did It Again!!!! The Berkeley Project is a group of students with the mission of helping to bridge the gap between students and the community, and to foster a spirit of service. Today was a particularly special day in that this was one of their large-scale events that includes over 1,000 […]
The Berkeley Project – STRIKES ONCE AGAIN!!
The Berkeley Project – STRIKES ONCE AGAIN!! On a beautiful, crisp, clear October 23rd Sunday morning, Vicki & Dan once again welcomed 25 of “The Berkeley Project” student volunteers to Gateway Garden to finish up late season detailing to get ready for Winter. Many of the students took a bus to a local meeting spot […]
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) – Mulching Away at Firestorm Memorial Garden, Thursday October 12th
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) – Mulching Away at Firestorm Memorial Garden, Thursday October 12th On a beautiful crisp Fall Thursday morning, Vicki & Dan welcomed a dozen volunteers from two Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) groups to help spread mulch at the Firestorm Memorial Garden. This effort was done to prepare the garden for Winter after BrightView […]
Inaugural Bentley School Volunteer Garden Day – Firestorm Memorial Garden Sept 26th
Inaugural Bentley School Volunteer Garden Day – Firestorm Memorial Garden Sept 26th If you have been following the ongoing work-in-progress highlighting a string of garden event posts this season (over the past 6-months), you’ll know that we have just finished the Gateway Garden ’22 program in September. We recently had a mulching event that covered […]
INCREDIBLE!!! – Sequoyah Community Church Nails It at Gateway Garden!
To kick off the Fall season, Vicki & Dan welcomed an energetic young group of 20 volunteers from Sequoyah Community Church on September 24th to help complete the garden maintenance plan to get ready for Winter. MISSION – Finish mulching the remaining Zones 6, 7, 8, plus 11A/11B and 12 at Gateway Gardens. This effort follows the […]
Chevron Day @ Gateway Gardens & Pavilion – Sept 15, 2022
Chevron Day @ Gateway Gardens & Pavilion – Sept 15, 2022 On a beautiful early Fall Thursday morning, Vicki & Dan welcomed 18 hard-working Chevron volunteers to help at the Gateway Garden. The objective was to follow the garden maintenance plan in getting the garden ready for Winter after a Summer of garden clean-up and detailing with the help of […]
Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation/ Schnitzer Steel Conquer Gateway Garden!
Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation/ Schnitzer Steel Conquer Gateway Garden! On a bright and sunny August 25th afternoon at Gateway Garden & Pavilion NHCA gardenco-chairs Vicki Oliveira and Dan Conolly held their first corporate garden volunteer event with Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation and partner Schnitzer Steel from Oakland. It was a hard-working Schnitzer group […]
HUGE SUCCESS – 1st Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser – Aug 20, 1-4 pm
HUGE SUCCESS – 1st Annual Garden Ice Cream Social & Fundraiser Ice Cream, Raffle Prizes, Music, Balloons and most importantly, a beautiful, refreshed Gateway Garden to wander through and enjoy!! We had a warm sunny day with some cold and sweet ‘free’ ice cream in hand, chatting with 100+ of your other NHCA neighbors, friends and garden partners. Local […]
OPD Grubensky Bench Ceremony
City of Oakland police Officer John Grubensky was killed as he tried to evacuate a family from their home during the deadly Oakland Hills Fire on October 20, 1991. When his body was found he was laying on top of a woman’s body whom he was trying to rescue. The firestorm was due to an […]
NHCA Garden Committee Summer Update & Ice Cream Social
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Acknowledging BrightView Landscape Services Community Garden Partnership
North Hills Community Association is acknowledging and commending BrightView Landscape Services and the personal commitment of Mr. Jeroen Wright and staff to enhance our NHCA Gateway Garden Pavilion. Read Full Statement here
Weekly Community Get Together at Gateway Gardens & Pavilion: Friday 9 to 11 a.m
Dear North Hills Neighbors, As you drive along Caldecott Lane and turn onto Tunnel Road, you are greeted by the beautiful Gateway Gardens & Pavilion which both serves as a grand entrance to our homes but also a reminder of the grave responsibility we have in living in these hills. The Gateway Gardens are maintained by us, […]
Hey, What’s Happening @ Gateway Gardens? Lot’s This Season!
Just ask the Goats, Garden Volunteers and the BrightView Landscaping team. Over the past few months, the Gateway Garden Committee has solicited these services to remove the garden’s invasive grasses and plants. The garden is in great shape for the North Hills Community volunteers to maintain the Gateway Garden moving forward. Join us each Friday […]
NEW GARDEN COMMITTEE WEEKLY ACTIVITY – Gateway Gardens & Pavilion
Location – Hiller Drive & Tunnel Road Activity – Weeding and mulching What to bring? Gloves, weeding tools, clippers Bring your friends and spread the word! The Gateway Gardens is a wonderful North Hills asset and Gardening Friday’s are a wonderful way to get some fresh air, a little exercise, and to meet new and […]
Gateway Gardens Park and Pavilion – UC Berkeley Project Day – April 16, 2022
The Berkeley Project Team strikes again! The week started with everyone carefully studying the weather. Should we, or shouldn’t we? California hasn’t received much rain all year, but with a 90% chance of rain in Berkeley on Saturday, we weren’t sure if we could pull this off considering it could turn out to be a […]
Great Resource: Wild Life in the North Hills
“This website documents wildlife and wild plants found in the hills on the border between Oakland and Berkeley, California. The area covered is roughly bounded by Tunnel Road, Domingo Avenue, Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, and Grizzly Peak Blvd., with emphasis on Claremont Canyon and the surrounding hillsides” Check it out here
UC Berkeley project day
On a beautiful sunny day, Saturday, March 12, about 20 UC Berkeley volunteers helped with weeding in the Demonstration Garden on Old Tunnel Road. The North Hills community Association garden committee, led by Celine Gyger, organized the event. It was a great success as the students are very energetic and bagged several dozen giant green […]
In brief on the news: Piedmont/Oakland boys group assists fire prevention efforts
Read the article in the East Bay Times here. originally published september 15