Native Sidewalk is a pilot landscape project that proposes the replacement of a 157 m2 strip of grass with a palette of low water consumption native flora species, with the aim of testing their ability to provide ecosystem services and promote their replicability for the formation of corridors and biodiversity niches in urban environments. The project is part of the proposals that won the 2020 National Public Science Contest and was implemented through three collective planting sessions carried out in August 2021, in which members of the Pedro de Valdivia Norte Neighborhood Association participated, along with volunteers from other city neighborhoods. Currently, a community monitoring process is being carried out together with neighbors and guest, in which the insect and bird species that visit the sidewalk flora are being recorded, with the aim of understanding and studying the different associations that exist between them.
Joaquín Cerda and Cristóbal Barros
Joaquín Cerda, Javiera Delanoy, Margarita Reyes, Loreto Badilla, Tomás, and Sergio Moraga
Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología