AWARDS & RECOGNITION
In 2022, LEAF was selected among the most impactful organizations in Fremont. This award recognized LEAF CR Stone Garden as the best of the best in the Community Garden category. We are honored to have been given this wonderful accolade.
In 2022, LEAF C.R. Stone Garden was given the accreditation of "The People's Garden" by the USDA. This is a government program that recognizes community gardens that exemplify the following.
Grow fresh, healthy food
Support a resilient, local food system
Teach people how to garden using sustainable practices
Nurture habitat for pollinators and wildlife
Serve as greenspace for neighbors to gather, reflect, and enjoy.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On July 23, 2022, we celebrated the completion of Phase One of the California Nursery Historical Park Master Plan with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration with City of Fremont Parks and Recs Community Service Director, Suzanne Wolf, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei, and Fremont's City Councilmembers. Lots of time and effort went into successfully renovating the 20 acre park which included the move of LEAF Center site to the park's northeastern corner.
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Excellence in Community Engagement
StopWaste, a public agency dedicated to reducing waste in Alameda County, has made a priority of recognizing businesses for the positive impact they have on their communities. In 2022, LEAF was recognized for its Excellence in Community Engagement! Amidst the wonderful compliments given us, the following areas of our mission were highly commended.
Community garden planter rentals
Donation harvests to 2 food banks
Fruit Tree Gleaning campaign, preventing food waste
Sustainable Living & Mindful Consumption
Focus on composting, food, and plastic waste reduction
Earth Day Recycling campaigns, preventing textile waste
Regenerative agriculture practice and creative reuse
Earth Day and other outreach events
Talkin’ Dirt online webinar
Mentoring Scouts and high school students