InÂ my last NEN Blog I wrote about how weâ€™re attacking the process of getting grants to fundÂ Pennsylvania Garden, the guerrilla garden turned San Francisco Street Park in Potrero Hill. This time Iâ€™ll let you in on the secret to getting volunteers to help with your project. You know, those magical people from all walks of life who unselfishly show up and work their butts off for no pay on the [...]Read more ›
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In my last NEN blog I told you about how Pennsylvania Garden (map) got started â€“ from guerrilla garden to official San Francisco Street Park! Well weâ€™re now in our second year, and the larger plants are looking pretty established. Weâ€™re still working on some areas, but when I look around the garden what I realize we need is hardscape improvements. You know â€“ retaining walls, terraces, paths, benches and [...]Read more ›
Prior to December 2008, the D-shaped patch of land opposite my old apartment was known as the Mariposa Street off ramp on 280 South. It was also known as a place where you could allow your dog to poop and not have to pick up, or a place you could shack up with a 40 oz. of Mickeyâ€™s until the cops moved you along! All that changed when I decided [...]Read more ›
Looking for a place to dig in and get dirty in San Francisco? Perhaps youâ€™re like many other San Franciscans â€“ youâ€™ve been musing over how youâ€™d like to start a garden and get back in touch with nature, slow down a little.Â Youâ€™ve checked out the nearest plot-style community garden that you could find, but found that thereâ€™s a long waiting list. Hum, now what? A program that may [...]Read more ›