Removing Weeds From a Pathway/Stairway (#5)

We worked on this pathway last May 20th and removed a mass of plant growth. We will work on this pathway & a few others nearby if we have enough volunteers. This pathway with cement stairs is in the Lakeshore Neighborhood East of Paloma & West of Carlston. It connects the streets of Calmar & Balfour. The Balfour side needs the most work so we will go there. The approximate address to find it on Google Maps is "4052 Balfour Ave., Oakland, Ca".

One should bring gloves, water to drink, paper towels and a map. Good things to bring are shearers, brooms, dust pans and even a rake or hoe. I will bring 3 shearers and enough garbage bags. This pathway has the greatest potential to be turned beautiful. There is ground on both sides of the stairway over 2 feet wide that we could plant beautiful flowers where weeds are now. Some of the neighbors were happy to see us removing the excess plant growth.

We will work for about 2 hours.

Below is our very first group of weeders 5/20/12.

Below photo shows how much plant growth was on the stairs.

Below photo shows stairway right after our team of 4 finished.

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  • Howard S.

    We had a nice sized group of 7 who worked on 3 pathways by cutting weeds & filled 15 garbage bags. Neighbors were glad to see us & one gave us some oranges. We had a nice time talking.

    November 4, 2012

  • Howard S.

    Too bad that you can't make it Bob, but what you said about the Haddon Stairway sounds exciting. We will have to take a look at it.

    October 30, 2012

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    A former member

    Howard--
    I can't make it this weekend, due to a dance workshop. Hope you have a fun time.
    FYI, I've been clearing the Haddon Stairway I told you about. It's amazing--15 feet wide!
    Bob

    October 29, 2012

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