Our Mission and Vision
The Pollinator Posse creates pollinator-friendly landscaping and fosters appreciation of local ecosystems through outreach, education and direct action. With eco-friendly landscape techniques at the heart of our work, we teach respect for the creatures which keep Oakland– and the world– blooming.
We envision a day when life-enhancing, thought-inspiring green spaces will grace every corner of the Town and the World beyond.
The Pollinator Posse came together in Oakland, CA in 2013, fusing a community around the issue of pollinator survival in urban settings. Individuals and groups with separate distinguished achievements in the fields of entomology, horticulture, education, public works and volunteer engagement saw the challenge and opportunity of sustaining the indispensable work of pollinators by expanding habitat and awareness. A generous gift of $10,000 from our Founding Sponsor, Clif Bar, launched Posse programs which have established acres of pollinator habitat, maintained existing habitat and offered outreach and education to Oakland communities. For more information about our work, see out Projects Page
Clif Bar’s Founding Sponsorship really made a difference for us and we remember that every time we hold an educational talk or plant a garden. Those events are also when the Posse is asked “How can we help?” Here’s one way how: Your Employer can be a Posse “Supporting Sponsor”! if your employer gives grants to community benefit organizations such as the Pollinator Posse, consider being a champion at your workplace for a grant. Our fundraising team can contact you if you message us
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
(Link: to Donate Page)
City of Oakland Public Works
Insect Sciences Museum of California
Piedmont Green Connect
East Bay Children’s Book Project