Alchemist CDC is committed to working with local neighbors to remake blighted land into vibrant, neighborhood amenities through direct community engagement, design and hands-on participation in creating public gardens, community gathering spaces and in developing semi-public spaces leading to a sense of place. Our Neighborhood Development projects include:
Working within the CalTrans Adopt-A-Highway program to gain access for the neighborhood-lead transformation of this gateway location.
A publicly accessible community garden in the heart of Oak Park. This garden grew out of a neighborhood desire to have a creative green space that could serve as a place to grow food, demonstrate sustainable practices, share knowledge and build community connectivity.
This project seeks to reclaim blighted public space through hands-on participation of residents. Alchemist CDC is working with residents who live adjacent to public alleys that have become blighted dumping grounds and magnets for illicit activities. Through our engagement with impacted residents, we will form plans to transform these alleyways into vibrant community spaces.
This project is utilizing a land lease agreement with an option to buy to gain access; the property is privately owned. The community is creating a wide array of interactive art and garden projects that will begin the transformation of this high visibility corner lot in Oak Park. This will also become Sacramento’s first publicly accessible Community Food Forest project.
Alchemist CDC acquired ownership of a vacant parcel on Pansy Avenue in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. We are working with neighbors to convert this previously vacant lot into a community park and garden.