How to Transform a Weedy Dam Levee into a Unique Garden Even If You Only Have a Dream

The Bravo Lake Dream The inspiration to transform an abandoned railroad right-of-way and a weedy dam levee into a beautiful and unique garden facility began more than twenty years ago. Olga and Manuel Jimenez organized a company of youth volunteers into a group called Woodlake Pride. The impetus was to create an environment for youth that … Continue reading How to Transform a Weedy Dam Levee into a Unique Garden Even If You Only Have a Dream

How One Couple Makes a Difference in a Town

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Kilburn Aerial view of Woodlake in the 1970s The Back Story for Woodlake Pride and the Woodlake Botanical Gardens The year was circa 1971. According to life-long residents Manuel and Olga Jiminez, Woodlake, CA was a rough little town. The city demographics were about fifty percent Hispanic farmworkers, for the most … Continue reading How One Couple Makes a Difference in a Town