We create California native plant restoration gardens that support wildlife in the urban environment.

WE BELIEVE that each garden can serve as an island for biodiversity - a landing place for birds, bees and butterflies.  Link enough of these islands and we create a corridor that supports life throughout the urban landscape.

WE WANT YOU to join our corridor project by using the plans on our site, having us help you design a habitat garden, or volunteering with us to help create dynamic and beautiful demonstration gardens.


Current Demonstration Gardens:

Sonoma County Living Learning Landscapes

1808 Albany Drive Santa Rosa



Recology Headquarters Pollinator Garden

3400 Standish Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95407


Sebastopol Center For the Arts

Perennial Meadow

282 High Street Sebastopol, California


Feel free to visit a garden or join us on an upcoming tour of the garden in January.


Workdays in January:

In the garden workdays tending our demonstration gardens or helping with installation in January and February:
  • SRJC Living Learning Landscapes 10-12 am Friday, January 6th and Friday, February 3 -- Meet at 1808 Albany Drive Santa Rosa. LivingLearningLandscapes.com
  • Windsor Fire Station 10-12 am Friday, January 13 and February 10th -- Meet at 8200 Old Redwood Highway Windsor

Bring your favorite gloves and tools if you have some. Always time to learn while we work.

Tour of a Habitat Corridor Project Garden:
Coming soon!

Please let me know if you will be joining any of these events.  So much more fun with company. RSVP [email protected]



Our Story

April Owens and Nancy Bauer came together with a common passion for creating habitat in the urban landscape. Nancy the author of The California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals (UC Press) and April a landscape professional bring our combined experience to create a growing urban landscape of habitat gardens.

April Profile

April Owens

Executive Director and Co-Founder

April collaborates with a wide range of partnerships to continue to create new corridor sites.  She also oversees our residential design services, fundraising, talks etc...


Nancy Bauer


Nancy oversees habitat integrity for all of our demonstration gardens and creates content for our website and newsletter.


Penny Dalton

Demonstration Garden Maintenance Volunteer

Penny keeps all of the public Corridor Project sites thriving and weed free.  She hand waters, weeds and gives us support on design and maintenance as they grow.

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The Habitat Corridor is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code. Federal EIN# 94-3136500