Blackberry Creek

This three-quarter-acre creekside urban garden includes a self-sustaining riparian ‘wildland’ within a mature bay laurel forest and cultivated gardens with patios and decks at the residence.  The creek banks and channel were cleared of invasive fire-prone exotic vegetation, the native understory habitat restored, firebreaks established, and wildlife is flourishing.  The fire-prone bay trees are gradually being replaced by native coast live oaks selectively nourished from squirrel-planted acorns.

Location

Berkeley, CA

Size

0.5 acres

Team

Peter Brock (Architect)

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