As I was driving around Alameda Point last Saturday, I came upon Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) farm. The gate was wide open and work was going on. I decided to check it out.
I met three volunteers from the Junior League busily transporting mulch chips from a pile at the gate to a crop row. A few dozen yards away, farm supervisor Evan Krokowski was running a rototiller down crop rows where harvesting was complete. Workers were tidying up the greenhouse as they carried sprouted plants inside.
Harbor seals have been coming to Alameda Point to find food and a suitable breeding habitat and resting area in recent years, taking up residence at a site adjacent to Enterprise Park and the Bay Trail. Rather than encouraging their homestead, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) wants to kick them out. It will be a permanent loss for the seals and a lost asset for the community and visitors to enjoy.
Alameda’s premier event featuring tours of the city’s finest Colonial-Revival style homes provided by the homeowners and the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society took place this past weekend. Tour-goers could be found perusing their guidebooks from the Gold Coast to west of Webster this year.