Thank You!

Many have donated time, expertise and resources to support this project.  A special “thank you” goes out to:

US Fish & Wildlife

♦ Michael Glenn of US Fish & Wildlife and Rocio Lozano-Knowlton of B-WET/ NOAA

♦ Matilija Junior High teachers and staff, especially Jenny Sharif and Emily Mostovoy, Principal of Matilija Junior High

♦ OUSD Management, especially Eric Ordway, Director of Maintenance and Operations, and Chuck & Craig

♦ The Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens Program, especially Paul Herzog, Cynthia Hartley,  Jill Sarick, Dakota Corey, Brendon & Desiree East

♦ G3’s Pamela Berstler of Green Gardens Group

♦ Patty Pagaling of Pesticide Free Ojai, Transition to Organics Ojai and Sustainable Ojai

♦ Ojai Rotary members, especially Peter Bowen, Scott Smith and Randy Roth

♦ Charles Duncan, Ojai Master Gardener and Landscape Designer

♦ Kate Riley of Inner Landscape Design

♦ Lori Hamor and Food For Thought Ojai

♦ Marleen Luckman, OUSD Green Schools Coordinator

♦ Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Chumash Elder

Grant Funding/Donations of $$$

– US Fish & Wildlife


– Food For Thought Ojai

– Ojai Garden Club

– Joanie Pierson

Landscape Architects / Designers /Irrigation:

♦ Kate Riley, Inner Landscape Design

♦ Kathy Nolan, Studio Landscape Corp.

♦ Allison Leete, Aqua-Flo

♦ Tom Bostrom, Ojai Trees

♦ Jessica Thompson, Green Goddess Landscaping

♦ Tim from Aqua-Flo

Native Plant Resources:

♦ Scot Smith, Euterpe Farms

♦ Sue Reinhart, teacher of Edible and Medicinal Plants class at Santa Barbara City College

♦ Pat McDaniel and Nancy Eldblom, California Native Plant Society-Channel Islands

♦ Kate Riley, Inner Landscape Design

♦ Garrett Clifford, Ojai Trees

♦ Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

Suppliers of equipment/mulch/compost/rocks/dirt/work crews/food/pictures & video/building & fencing materials/labor, ideas and love of the project:

Carmen Arellano at Sky High Tree Care – tree trimmings, boulders, logs to use for seating area

♦ Flora Gardens

♦ Malibu CompostBu Compost

Larry Harrold Excavation and Backhoe Services – excavating services for “breaking ground”, cutting pathways, moving dirt, rock to create pathways, moving boulders

California Conservation Corp – Workday Crew of 14 for Workday #1

KeVita Founder, Chakra Earthsong – plastic buckets and 50 gallon barrels to use for rain capture, along with refreshing KeVita

Ojai Valley Land Conservancy – tools to borrow

 Mano Farms – tools to borrow

♦ Steve Sprinkel of Rio Gozo Farms- torching weeds and guidance

♦ Jersey Mike’s and Subway- sandwiches to feed crew on workdays

♦ Rainbow Bridge -snack food for a workday

♦ Ojai Lumber

♦ Meiners Oaks Hardware

♦ Connor Jones

♦ S & S Seeds wildflower seeds

♦ Pam Berstler- G3- Green Gardens Group, soil amendments

♦ Ojai Valley Organics-mulch

♦ Oscars Tree Service – tree trimmings

♦ Asphlundh – tree trimmings

♦ Ojai Tree Management – OAK tree trimmings

♦ Sunrise Tree – tree trimmings

♦ Don Leupold of Don’s Home Remodeling

♦ Frontier Paint

♦ Jane Pettigrew of Ojai U-Haul

♦ Kathy Hoff, Caldwell Banker

♦ Dan Martin of Martin’s Locksmith

♦ Audra Arbas, video journalist and photographer

♦ Dane

♦ the man who helped me fix the hose with a repair kit  (I dont know your name)

♦ Rob Harvey of Pinpoint Ventura

Local places to get info/ buy native plants

Euterpe Farms (retail & wholesale)
667 South Rice Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-1004
Plants grown from Ojai farm stock and native Ojai-Valley seeds collected under the approval of local conservation groups.

Flora Gardens

245 Old Baldwin Road
Ojai, CA 93023-9716
(805) 640-0055
Garden supply in Ojai, now carrying native plants!
 Matilija Nursery (retail & wholesale)
8225 Waters Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 523-8604
Retail & Wholesale
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