So our willow fence project was a no-go last weekend at the Panhandle workday, because not all of the necessary materials were ready. And it appears that it won't be until next year that the fence project can be initiated.
Anyway, the crew of volunteers last Saturday ready was ready to help out with a few projects including raking in the playground and trimming shrubs. The largest number of volunteers was busy planting a large number of new plants into the mound, an area next to the restroom that has been converted from grass to native perennial shrubs.
We also took time to admire a bit of new construction: a low retaining wall built with heavy lumber to surround a small patch of tree ferns and other plants that welcome families to the main gate of the children's playground.
Feb 3, 2016
Mark your calendars - a week from Saturday is the next Panhandle Community workday:
Panhandle Park workday
Saturday, February 13
9 am - 12 noon
Meet at the gardener's shed (near Oak @ Ashbury)
Gloves and tools provided. All ages welcome!
During the workday on February 13, there will be an option to take part in a special crafty project: to assemble and install a low fence around the rain garden next to the playground. The fence will be built from natural products - willow branches harvested from San Francisco parks. A fence like this will be attractive and durable. This project will require extra hands and patience. To help us plan for the project, please RSVP if you would like to be one of those involved in the project. That will help us plan for tools and materials.
Headover to Pinterest and search Willow+wattle for an amazing array of ways to build these fences!