Saturday, June 16, 2018

Genentech slays again!

Amazing results
We were so delighted to welcome Genentech volunteers to the gardens again on Friday for Genentech Gives Back week, as they are truly a force to be reckoned with.

Last year we had a great gang, and the results were incredible - could they do it again?

Great teams
Aditi, Matt and I were joined by 15 volunteers and Kunaal and others took some great pics of the action.

In two hours we managed to fill a dozen huge composting bags, and 4 bags of trash as well, with a huge pile of weeds left that didn't fit in the bags. What a feat!

I can actually see the path!
Volunteers from Genentech are always energetic and focused, and this gang proved to be no exception. They gleefully took it upon themselves to search for and destroy all unwelcome forms of weed life on the path - including digging out the notoriously difficult to remove fennel and malva weeds, whose roots are just devilish.

Weeding is cathartic!
They picked up trash, they hacked back weeds, they raked up heaps of waste and they even carefully cut back Calandrinias and made cuttings to share. All with great cheer and lots of laughs.

I quickly used the 311 app to call in the vast debris piles we made, and a truck from Recology arrived quickly to take our green waste and trash away, while I took home the recyclables. Hurrah for 311!

Teamwork!
All in all, the day was fast paced and very effective, and I'm super grateful for the Genetech and PSG teams - thanks for ALL your hard work! Check out Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the links on the right of the site to see more photos.

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