Every month the Department of Public Works (DPW) dives into each of the eleven Supervisorial Districts around San Francisco to rally volunteers and partners to make San Francisco residential districts, commercial districts, schools, and parks safer and cleaner through our Community Clean Team program. Created over 10 years ago, by then Public Works Director, San Francisco’s current Mayor, Ed Lee, Community Clean Team has become a mainstay in the DPW’s operations. [...]Read more ›
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We Are Growing Home from NENtv on Vimeo. “Growing Home”, a new community garden located along Octavia Boulevard in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, is a unique collaboration between a surprising assortment of people. Watch this latest NENtv episode to find out who’s involved. In 2010, NENtv visited Growing Home on the final volunteer work day needed to fully open the garden to discover a rich assortment of views on what [...]Read more ›
Best Graffiti Watch Volunteer Award – Robert Finnell from NENtv on Vimeo. Robert Finnell has spent countless hours donating his time and energy to help keep San Francisco’s waterfront free of trash and graffiti. After intially starting his work in his own neighborhood, Robert soon joined the SF Graffiti Watch Program and began reaching out further into the community. He now helps to maintain the area surrounding the base of [...]Read more ›
2010 Youth Leadership Award – Mitzi Chavez from NENtv on Vimeo. Congratulations to the 2010 Neighborhood Youth Leadership Award winner Mitzi Chavez for her work as a youth mentor, educator and peer leader. “She is truly a positive role model. Her intellectual curiosity and intelligence, open-heartedness, and her communication skills are three of her greatest attributes. This combination shows through in her work both in and outside of Peer Resources. [...]Read more ›
Pennsylvania Garden: The Jewel of Potrero Hill from NENtv on Vimeo. There are no finer examples of one person’s determination transforming an unsightly piece of land into an urban oasis of plants and community than Potrero Hill’s Pennsylvania Garden. In 2008, resident Annie Shaw took a d-shaped piece of land next to the Mariposa Street off ramp on 280 South and began transforming it into a community garden. Soon, the [...]Read more ›
On Saturday, July 17th my son Ajaccio and I packed up his Elmo Doll and headed out to watch a community empower itself. Were we heading out to a protest about a planning issue? No. We were going to put on gloves, don the classic orange DPW vest, grab a broom, and work side by side with the neighbors at the third â€œPick Up in Polkâ€ event (see photos from [...]Read more ›
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 ›