Three new Dedicated Deadheaders received vests today after completing certification program, 8/9/2014
Volunteers tend to the roses as visitors enjoy the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland on Saturday. Thousands of community and corporate volunteers clean and green more than 90 locations throughout the city during the 20th annual Oakland Earth Day.
OAKLAND — Nestled in a canyon in an Oakland neighborhood lies a rare 7-acre oasis of green and multiple shades of rose, the Morcom Rose Garden, a 1930s-era formal garden with winding paths, climbing stairways and lovely fountains and pools. It is home to almost 5,000 rose bushes, and the fact that they all continue to bloom is partly due to a group of volunteers, appropriately named The Dedicated Deadheaders.