Thursday, October 28, 2010

Community Event a Success

I may have gotten Pennsylvania Street Gardens into a mess (UCSF's Community Celebration event) but Arum definitely got me out of that mess - she seemingly effortless kept her cool running the booth talking to the community, and making everything look great (see photos of the event). Meanwhile, I ran around like a crazy person helping kids and Jennifer Newsom participate in planting an edible garden. The day could not have happened without you Arum! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out our poster and pickup a little UCSF sponsored giveaway of an ecopot basil, parsley or chives.

UCSF also made a generous donation to fund out booth, which included 2 edible gardens and 1 native plant garden. The new fun native plants that will now call P-garden home are:

Penstemon
eatonni (3) - 4 inc
Salvias (1) - tiny 6-pack
Erioginum (1) - 1 gal
Epilobium cana (1) - 1 gal of our native Fuschia!
Dudleya pulverulenta (1) -5 gallon of awesomeness
Dudleya farinosa (1) - 1 gal
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi subsp. coactilis variety white (1) 10 gallon
Agave desertii (2), 4 inch
Agave shawii (2), 4 inch

The event was truly a mega-event hosted by UCSF to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Benioff Children's, Women's and Cancer hospital. There was flamenco dancing, a ton of free food, and even the gorgeous farmer's market (well a very upscale one anyway!) style decorations that were also for the taking. I saw a lot of very happy people walking out with armloads of produce!

Arum and I met a lot of great people at the event, and I hope to see them all at the garden in the near future. Specifically the workday on Novemeber 6th from 10-12 at Pennsylvania Garden on Pennsylvania in between 18th and Mariposa. But I bet you all already know to be there ; )

Emily

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job Emily and Arum! That was a fantastic event and you guys represented PG perfectly!

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