spend a day in a garden or in an office? for a group of us, the choice was obvious. so we trekked to the east bay and prepared to get our hands dirty. (it’s a good thing we work for a soap company.)
where we went: the gardens at lake merritt, oakland, ca
what is it: the gardens at lake merritt is a botanical oasis in the middle of a bustling urban environment. entrance to the gardens is free, and it provides a place for city-dwellers to go for a little peace and quiet.
what we did: we spent a day outdoors with the Friends of the Gardens of Lake Merritt, a volunteer group dedicated to maintaining the gardens for all to enjoy. we pulled weeds, fixed some sprinklers and laid down some mulch to help keep plants happy and healthy.
find out more about how you can help by visiting gardensatlakemerritt.org.