On Friday, September 8th, volunteers from GAP joined CommunityGrows in Buchanan Mall and the AAACC to help us get the gardens in shape for the Fall season.
We started our afternoon with a visit from two Citizen Film representatives. They shared the story of how the community came together to create, and now maintain, the Buchanan Mall street gardens.
For the first part of the workday, we divided and conquered. One group assembled student journals for the Rosa Parks garden classes, while the other group began working in Buchanan Mall.
The gardens looked healthier after some weeding and trash pickup.
And the water and deadheading went a long way towards beautifying the plots.
Not to mention how welcoming the area looked after the leaves had been swept and collected!
There was also some heavy lifting involved, not that it stopped Colleen! (full disclosure: the bag is filled with leaves).
Thank you so much to the GAP volunteers for taking part of their Friday to help us clean up and give the gardens a fresh new look for Fall! Check out our Flickr page for more photos.
We had a great workday on Saturday, September 18th thanks to Starbucks and many other volunteers. The day started by finding a bird’s nest. We had delicious coffee and bagels and got busy trimming, moving compost, painting and getting the beds ready for fall planting. Thank you for a great day!
9.18.10 Koshland Park and Garden Workday
Koshland Garden has a brand new kiosk and shed this month! We are super excited about how things are shaping up, and look forward to more
changes soon, including a picnic table, and a reshaping of the lower John Muir Elementary School learning garden. Yahoo!
For feedback, questions, or to sign up to be on the waitlist for a community garden plot, contact:
Nora Brereton: 415-424-5770