Digging Deeper: The City Alight With Life—Growing Healthy Food and Creating Vibrant Habitats

Digging Deeper: The City Alight With Life—Growing Healthy Food and Creating Vibrant Habitats

Photo of Keeyla Meadows by John Storey

Urban Adamah

Sun, Apr 28, 2019
10:00 AM

Discover the secrets to creating and maintaining a lush yet sustainable urban oasis. Artist and landscape designer, Keeyla Meadows, will lead an interactive tour of Urban Adamah, an educational farm and community center where she has designed and supervised installation of gardens for two and a half years.

Keeyla will show participants how to create a dynamic color palette with choice native and Mediterranean plants, including butterfly host plants and nectar plants, for a vibrant habitat that is inviting to pollinators and people; select and place rocks for structure and ornament; and capture and filter storm water on site with beautiful garden features. Drawing from the farm’s production areas, Keeyla will also share useful guidelines for incorporating edibles in home gardens, including planting berries and other fruit, and using raised beds to maximize production. After sampling tarts made with fruits and vegetables grown on the farm, return home with new inspiration and practical techniques for creating or enriching your own urban habitat.

With a master’s degree in sculpture from the University of California, Keeyla Meadows has been making vibrant gardens around the Bay Area for 40 years that successfully integrate rock work, benches, paving, fountains, and sculpture with the colors and textures of plants. Keeyla has written two garden books: Fearless Color Gardens (Timber Press, 2009) and Making Gardens Works of Art (Sasquatch Books, 2002).

Keeyla will also be sharing her personal garden through the Open Days program on May 11 in Albany, CA.

Advance registration is strongly suggested and space is limited.

Location
Urban Adamah
1151 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Date and time
Sunday, April 28, 2019
10 a.m.

Registration
$10 per adult
Children 12 and under free

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.