Green Festival Speakers

Criselda Cruz


Cris Cruz is a Bayfriendly qualified landscape and garden consultant based in Oakland, CA. She's worked with the Dig Cooperative on several pilot, youthoriented, green job projects in East Oakland, including Best of the Bay winner, East Oakland Boxing Association (EOBA). Here, with Dig Cooperative, she developed a plant palette that created a foundation for EOBA's current status as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Cruz strives to incorporate opportunities for native plants, information exchange, wildlife habitat, physical activity, soil food web building, recycling/reuse, and biodiversity in all of her projects. Cruz has a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from UC Davis, where she focused on community development, restoration design, and urban planning.