Passing this information along from Bruce over at Progress Park. Hopefully you can head over for some garden fun there this weekend.
Join us at Progress Park beginning at 11am for a game of Bocce ball, Taco food truck arrives ~ 11:30am, ice cream from Mr&Mrs, popcorn from our neighbors down the street on Minnesota and tunes from present to past. Music by Brendan (#1 DJ machine). Fun provided by your neighbors. Games, food and music.
DATE: Saturday, 06/28
TIME: 11am - 2pm
PLACE: Progress Park Bocce Ball court
Come on out. Keep the fun alive and well in Dogpatch.
PS. The Dogpatch Playground is making great strides ... planned opening this summer.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Today I popped up to the garden and was very much enjoying how great it looks after the Genentech workday. I decided to weed the cactus wall, cut back some Chasmanthe, and noticed a gap along the steps where I'd removed a dead Convulvulus cneorum last weekend.
Having recently (today!) decided that no more plants can be planted at PG unless they come from those waiting on the terraces, I popped back there and chose a variegated Yucca and an Agave of species to be determined and planted them on the steps.
Happily, it's a great time of year to plant those species as they need no water to get started at all.
(Remember folks: we're in a bad drought - year two of it in fact.)
On the way home I deadheaded a dozen Euphorbias at PRG and weeded there too. It's all looking pretty spiffy!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
|Shrub takeover thwarted|
in the dog area
|Listening to the World Cup and |
turning the compost on a sunny day.
Can life get better?
|Enthusiasm was running rampant|
all over the gardens today
|Even PRG was worked over; |
trash removed, weeds cleared
and trees watered
In addition to instantly engaging themselves fully in their work, everyone was keen to identify new tasks, learn skills, and use the appropriate tools (and keep track of them!). For me as a coordinator it is a joy as I'm helping a group of volunteers finish up some gardening to see that other volunteers have already neatly stacked tools, paired gloves, and other supplies thoughtfully put away in the shed.
|Sparkling pathways! I love a clean pathway.|
Also, many thanks to Genentech for organizing the 'Genentech Gives Back Week', providing opportunities for us employees to get out into the community and volunteer.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
|A meditation group that also|
volunteers together monthly, how awesome!
|Eric, Michael and Nathan keeping|
the grass in check
|Please pardon our mess in the dog area;|
the debris box is coming in a few weeks!
be further cleaning out the gardens and moving the green waste into a debris box provided by Recology. So please pardon our mess in the dog area.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
|On vacation visiting the gardens|
My Mom and I were able to walk the neighborhood a bit this afternoon to put up some volunteer fliers announcing the workday. We ran into a few garden volunteers, including Ana, who will hopefully be able to make the workday for a bit (yay!). We also ran into some ladies on vacation from Sonoma that were checking out the gardens. It was nice to hear that they considered Pennsylvania Garden 'a collectors garden' which I am sure Annie will be pleased to hear!
Posted by Emily (Dr. Eucalyptus) at 7:43 PM