We joined our friends and partners at Free People for a morning of hiking and volunteering in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Our day began with a short hike led by park ecologist Joseph Algiers, who taught our group about the native species, fire regimes, and indigenous history of the Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa Area.

After the hike we headed over to the park nursery, where nursery manager Antonio Sanchez taught the group about native plants, and demonstrated the propagation techniques used to raise seed in the nursery. Soon, we jumped right into it, and after about 90 minutes, our group had moved 423 plants into better and larger containers. This is a critical step in helping plants become resilient before putting them into the ground. 

Many thanks to Free People for inviting us to join, and to Simply Straws who came out to join as well. 

Cover photo by Sam Stenson. 

We joined our friends and partners at Free People for a morning of hiking and volunteering in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Our day began with a short hike led by park ecologist Joseph Algiers, who taught our group about the native species, fire regimes, and indigenous history of the Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa Area.

After the hike we headed over to the park nursery, where nursery manager Antonio Sanchez taught the group about native plants, and demonstrated the propagation techniques used to raise seed in the nursery. Soon, we jumped right into it, and after about 90 minutes, our group had moved 423 plants into better and larger containers. This is a critical step in helping plants become resilient before putting them into the ground. 

Many thanks to Free People for inviting us to join, and to Simply Straws who came out to join as well. 

Cover photo by Sam Stenson.