Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Want to have your own street park? Read on...

This just in from our pal Julia at SFPT:

Dear Street Parks Stewards,

Greetings from the SF Parks Trust! You are cordially invited to Get Grounded: Street Parks Workshop & Garden Tour, this Saturday, July 30th, from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The workshop will be held at the Department of Public Works, 2323 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco (Just east of Potrero Avenue ).

This free workshop, presented by SF Parks Trust and the Department of Public Works, is designed for all our Street Parks Stewards and the neighbors who work with them in greening public parcels of land. Especially if you’re new to the Street Parks program we recommend you attend the workshop, as it’s a great way to meet other Street Park stewards, hear about resources that could be useful to you in your project, and see other Street Parks sites and get ideas and inspiration from them. The workshop is completely free and lunch will be provided.

At Get Grounded we’ll focus on how to create and maintain sustainable Street Parks, from fostering the healthiest soil possible, to selecting plants best adapted to our region, to managing water in the most environmentally responsible way. How to create and manage gardens with little water will be discussed, as well as rain water catchment and drip irrigation systems. We’ll also take a tour of some of our newest Street Parks and hear from the people who created them! 

Confirmed speakers include:
Tom Bressan, owner of Urban Farmer San Francisco
Rachel Kraai, Urban Watershed Management Program, PUC
Markos Major, Urban Farmer and Garden Educator
Annie Shaw, award winning steward of the Pennsylvania Garden

Street Parks Tour will include:
Progress Park
Vista Pointe Garden
Gates Street Wildlife Garden

For workshop location and more information, please see link:

Get Grounded: Street Parks Workshop & Garden Tour
When: Saturday, July 30th, 9:30 A.M to 1:30 P.M.
Where: Department of Public Works Headquarters
2323 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco
Just east of Potrero Avenue

To reserve your space, please RSVP by end of day Thursday, July 28th to Julia Brashares at 415-750-5110 or julia at DPW will provide van transportation for our garden tour.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 415-750-5110.
All best,

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