Mar 12, 2013

Saturday workday: we planted into our new rain garden

The Panhandle capital project is complete, and the rain garden located just west of the restroom is ready for community-based stewardship, so Saturday we undertook a major planting.

Our plants came from the HANC Native Plant Nursery, from Rec and Park's Golden Gate Park nursery, and from Bay Natives. We selected plants that are local to the bay area and that have the ability to do well in the generally shady, damp conditions. Within the site, we also chose specific places for each species based on water & light conditions. Even after putting in 100+ plants, there remains a good amount of space for further plantings in the future.


After break, volunteers also helped maintain a new bed of plants next to the gardener's shed.

Volunteers from San Francisco Day School began our first week in the area behind the restroom, where patchy asphalt surrounding several eucalyptus trees was recently removed. The first stage was to spread wood chips that will define a social path through the site.
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Mar 2, 2013

Panhandle Workday - Next Saturday, March 9

The month of February goes by quickly, and our next Panhandle workday is coming up Saturday, March 9. 

Panhandle Community Workday 
Saturday, March 9
9am - 11:30am
Meet at the bulletin board (near Ashbury)
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Work was underway earlier this week to address drainage at the rain garden. Since then, it looks like the work is complete.
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Also this past week, students from SF Day School were at the park with their teachers to work hand in hand with the Panhandle gardener on planting and to help improve the meadow.  The new planting improves the eastern edge and greets people arriving at the park.