Last Saturday, The California Native Garden Foundation (CNGF) had the pleasure of tabling at the annual Alameda Business Association (ABA) 4th of July Rose, White & Blue Parade. The event attracted over 35,000 participants and spectators towards The Alameda in San Jose. CNGF was able to interact with a healthy amount of both spectators and people involved with the parade. The CNGF booth consisted of fliers, pamphlets, posters, and a wide variety of plants and seeds for sale, many of which people passing by interacted with.
The main talking point of this booth however was the Win6 Village Agrihood, a connected urban farm based housing project aimed towards creating a sustainable land-use model that would combine dense housing, urban agriculture, and connectivity within the community. Both spectators and participants of the parade stopped by our booth, many of whom were fixated on the Win6 Project. CNGF had a wonderful time engaging in dialogue with the community about this project, and shook hands with many who were interested not only in the project, but with signing up for our organization’s newsletter that would update those interested in the Win6 Project. More information on this project can be found at: http://www.win6village.org/
CNGF will continue to table at local community events, hoping to garner more attention and create strong and lasting relationships with both the community and its members through its various educational and research programs.