Monday, April 26, 2010

GARDEN CITY workshop series!

Lovely Julia from SFPT sent me an email recently: check it out! This is an absolutely wonderful series of events for anyone interested in having their very own street park.

"I’m pleased to announce the GARDEN CITY workshop series, offered by the San Francisco Parks Trust and the Garden for the Environment. If you have any questions about this series, please contact me at 415-750-5110. Please help me spread the word by forwarding this email along to your networks!"

Here are the details:

Garden City
A Three Part Workshop Series
Have you been dreaming of starting your own urban oasis, a garden where you can grow you own food and find some piece of mind, but you don’t have any space and don’t know where to look to find some?  If so, this 3 part practical workshop series is for you.  Attend one workshop, or all three.   This workshop series is co-presented by the San Francisco Parks Trust and Garden for the Environment. Workshop speakers include: Kevin Bayuk of Urban Alliance for Sustainability, Suzi Palladino of Garden for the Environment, and Julia Brashares of SF Parks Trust, among others.
SPECIAL OFFER:  $70 for enrollment in all 3 workshop sessions, plus a San Francisco Parks Trust Membership for one year!  

Garden City Workshop I: Finding City Land for a Garden

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010
Time:
10 AM – 3 PM
Location: Studio for Urban Projects, 3579 17th Street , San Francisco , CA   94110
Cost:
$15-$30 sliding scale
Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so sign-up soon.
To pre-register, please call (415)750-5110, or email julia@sfpt.org

Even though San Francisco is a very dense city, there are more open parcels of land than one would think. In this session, learn how to identify possible spaces for gardens in San Francisco , including city property, privately owned lots, school gardens, sidewalks and backyards. The basic pros and cons of each option will be explored.  After a brief lunch break, workshop participants will venture out on a bicycle tour of gardens implemented in such spaces. All participants should bring a bag lunch, water, and a bicycle.

Garden City Workshop II: Navigating Permits, Procedures and Building Community Support for your Garden

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010
Time:
10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Studio for Urban Projects, 3579 17th Street , San Francisco , CA   94110
Cost:
$15- $30 sliding scale
Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so sign-up soon.
To pre-register, please call (415)750-5110, or email julia@sfpt.org

After you find a potential garden site, what’s next?  In this session, learn how to successfully navigate the procedures and permits relevant to your type of site. Learn how to effectively build community support for your garden project and cultivate a committed volunteer group to ensure your garden thrives.  A panel of successful garden-entrepreneurs will share how they launched their projects and lessons learned in the process. All participants should bring a bag lunch.

Garden City Workshop III: Digging In: Getting your Garden Started

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Time:
10 AM – 2 PM
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
Cost:
$15- $30 sliding scale
Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so sign-up soon.
To pre-register, please call (415)750-5110, or email julia@sfpt.org

You’ve identified a site for your garden, you’ve completed all appropriate permits and built community support, now it’s time to dig in and create your dream garden.  The day will start with a tour of the GFE where we will begin to build our garden skills toolbox. We will assess potential challenges and gain techniques for over-coming those challenges through basic garden design practices, plant considerations, irrigation systems, soil, compost systems, and much more!  Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch

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