Oct 13, 2012

Today's workday was sunny & busy

It was a warm sunny morning for our Panhandle workday, and our challenge was to reinvigorate the big bare spots in the turf around the McKinley Monument. A big crew of volunteers was on hand to shovel compost into wheelbarrows and then spread a thin layer on the compacted soil, with the hopes that the seed bank will send up fresh shoots.

After break, we spread a mountain of wood chips around the northeast redwood cluster. By the time our program ended, a crew of seven remained on hand for a final photo in the cool shade of the redwoods.
Our work site was next to the big District 5 mobilization on Baker Street for waste drop-off and compost giveaway. Some of our team brought along bags to take some free compost home. We also had the chance to grab a free reusable bag from the SF Dept of Environment.

District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague also stopped by for a chat on the way to her campaign volunteer mobilization in the shade of the memorial.

Oct 10, 2012

Panhandle workday this Saturday; Work underway on south path near Baker

Here's a photo of work underway today in the Panhandle: our southeast entrance, where the path winds through a cluster of redwood trees, is being repaired! Workers have dug out the bed of the pedestrian path, for a distance of about 30 feet, extending all the way to the corner at Baker Street. So far they have reinstalled a the loose rock foundation and so it looks like they will repave and reopen the path soon. For many years, the path there has been wavy  and cracked (and prone to standing water). Big tripping hazard. 

You can see the improvements yourself if you join us on Saturday for our monthly Panhandle community workday. Expect some awesome fall weather and lots of friendly neighbors. See you at 9am, meeting up at the playground, near where Ashbury Street joins the Panhandle.