LEAF Center Ribbon Cutting
California Nursery Historical Park



On Saturday, 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 Councilmembers. Lots of time and effort went into successfully renovating the 20 acre park which included the move of our LEAF Center site to the northeastern corner of the park. Watch as Elaine is invited to share LEAF's appreciation.


Excellence in Community Engagement
2022 StopWaste Efficiency Awards

For the past 20 years, the wonderful people at StopWaste, a public agency dedicated to reducing waste in Alameda County, have made a priority of recognizing businesses for the positive impact they have on their communities. This year, StopWaste broadened the scope of those they recognize to include nonprofits and community organizations that they partner with. And during their 2022 Efficiency Awards ceremony that took place within the Alameda County Recycling Board meeting, LEAF was recognized for its Excellence in Community Engagement! Amidst the wonderful compliments given us by StopWaste, the following areas of our mission and operations were highly commended.

Food Insecurity

  • 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

Community Education

  • Earth Day and other outreach events

  • Talkin’ Dirt online webinar

  • Mentoring Scouts and high school students


Click on the documents below to read the transcript of this award presentation and an article in the Tri-City Voice newspaper.