From Manchester, Betsy Coleman led a nature education program at Shelby’s Corner, a native plants garden in the Manchester neighborhood. Focused on educating local residents about native plant identification and care for green spaces, the project collaborated with the Bidwell Training Center Horticultural Program to host classes and workdays, including the planting of 16 new trees in the garden.
“We had over 100 volunteers working on the site throughout the season,” said project leader Betsy Coleman. “Several children from the neighborhood are involved and help out often. Mothers and their kids work with us, teaching and learning together. More and more folks are stopping by to enjoy the garden.”