Civic Involvement

Our living wall project wouldn’t be possible or relevant without the community organizations that inform and inspire us. Our rainwater catchment system uses a Rain Barrel from the Oakland Rain Barrel program, an innovative program from The City of Oakland that provided residents with water collecting barrels to encourage home rainwater collection systems. The green wall will add bird butterfly and beneficial insect habitat to Mandala Parkway, contributing to the newly established greenway. We are inspired by our green activist community members, including Urban Releaf and West Oakland Greening Initiative, both of whom have planted trees around American Steel Studios, and we love City Slicker Farms, our neighbors who promote community gardening and local food security.

American Steel Studios from Mandala Parkway