Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cherry Blossom Time

Just a quick note to thank Chris and April for joining me to spiff up the garden on Thursday. Pathways were cleared, weeds pulled and the area around the wooden arch prepped for us to fix the arch next week. Yes! We will get it done. Hope you all are having as much of a 'get it done' week as we are at the garden and enjoying the cherry blossoms while they last!

Monday, February 6, 2017

A Little Rain and a Big Improvement

Most of the Saturday Crew
Many thanks to everyone who made Saturday's workday a big success!
Jimmer from SF Public Works brought us tools, and Matt cleared the Hakea that fell over in the last storm, and Chris cut it up into manageable pieces before it was used as a "mulch" in the beds. Annie set out to rid the area by the steps of weeds.

Up in the dog area, Debbie, Kathryn, Aditi, John, Victoria and I (Emily) all worked together. We've been clearing out the dog area of weeds for weeks, and today was the last big push to prepare it for the big pile of mulch. Many thanks again to Trees Company for their generous mulch donation!
We couldn't have done it
without your tools Jimmer!
 Our team weeded furiously, even when it briefly poured rain everyone just put their hoods up and kept working and chatting. Good company and a getting a job done was enough to keep us going through the rain, and we were very glad it was a brief rain! After clearing weeds we laid down cardboard (thanks Center Hardware!) and piled the mulch on top.

It isn't often that my birthday falls on the first Saturday of the month, and it was a treat to hang out with everyone and make the garden look even better. Hope to see you all around the garden soon, and please get in touch if you'd like to volunteer during the week by emailing me at

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Preparing for Mulch Workday

Jean-Claud, Debbie, and
puppy helper Xena
I am super fortunate to be able to set aside time during the week to garden, and I am even luckier, that I get to hang out with Chris, Jean-Claude, and my mom Debbie! We spent a solid two hours weeding at the garden on Wednesday in preparation for the mulch that is happening at our Saturday workday (this weekend!). So many buckets of weeds were removed from the dog area, I can't wait to get a good layer of cardboard down and wood chips on top! As an added bonus, Jean-Claude was dog sitting, Xena, a super lovable pup. About every ten minutes she would come to check on you to see if you needed a snuggle, or would throw a stick. Loved it!

Debbie helping out
with the wood chip delivery
Trees Company came through today with a small load of wood chips, and I am hoping they will be able to make a more drops for Saturday. It's for free, so I am happy for what we get!

Hoping to see you at this Saturday February 4th for our workday, 10-12!
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