UPDATE: We were able to raise our original goal of $2,500! We will be stretching our goal to $3,500 and hope to secure that goal during the month of February.
The Davis Rewilding Society is dedicated to improving Davis's urban ecosystems, increasing awareness of California's biodiversity, and fostering human-to-land connections. Our primary initiative is planting projects, the funding of which is the main goal of our campaign. We choose native plants that support wildlife and plant them both on and off campus. Our plantings are tailored to provide habitat for specific species, like the imperiled Crotch's bumblebee and monarch butterfly. Our volunteer plantings also offer experiential learning opportunities to students and community members and become spaces for people to build connections with each other and the landscape.
These projects require native plants, tools, and eager volunteers to be successful. We will use the money from this campaign mainly to purchase seeds and plants from local nurseries and restoration supply companies. The rest of the funds will go to purchasing tools for weeding and planting, and to ensure our events can offer food and water to our hardworking volunteers.
Supporting our project means supporting the transformation of neglected spaces in Davis into beautiful native habitat gardens. It also means supporting the wildlife already living in Davis that depends upon interactions with native plants. In addition, the process of building this habitat will help more students and local residents build a connection to the land and provide a tangible opportunity to confront the pressures of climate change and the biodiversity crisis. The challenges facing humans and the rest of the biosphere can feel overwhelming, but we believe that we can all work to "rewild" ourselves and the spaces in which we live.
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Sprinkle wildflower seeds!
Flowering plants are the backbone of our native ecosystems, and a high diversity of flowering plants will support a high diversity of wildlife! Your $5 donation will help us sow the seeds of a native wildflower such as California Poppy or Lacy Phacelia.