About the Pollinator Posse

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

We envision a day when life-enhancing, thought-inspiring green spaces will grace every corner of the Town and the World beyond.

Our History

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 Our Work.

The Posse:

City of Oakland Public Works
Children’s Fairyland
Insect Sciences Museum of California
Piedmont Green Connect
Tech Liminal
East Bay Children’s Book Project