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Sidewalk Landscape Planting with Friends of the Urban Forest - Castro

  • Jul 11, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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What we'll be doing

We’ll prepare the gardens by installing stone edging, amending soil and distributing mulch. No prior experience is necessary. FUF will supply tools and guidance.  FUF planters are quite knowledgeable and you will have the opportunity to learn lots; just go ahead and ask as the day goes along.

I will be taking public transportation.  there's a bunch of ways to get there like market street which has a bunch of trollies that run a block from this site. if you can get to market street, you can get to this site - easy peezy.

What to wear/bring

• Bring water to stay hydrated.

• Bring sunglasses/hat and wear sunblock if the day is sunny.

• Wear work clothes that can get dirty -- your shoes, especially, will be covered in dirt by the end of planting.

• Gloves and other tools will be provided on site but if you have your own pair of garden gloves, bring those instead.


There is no mention of food for this event in the FUF post so i don't know if they'll be providing coffee and pastries in the morning. if they do, great. if they don't, best much a bite before leaving the house. And I'm not sure about lunch either although I have fielded to FUF.  Personally, I think it'd be fun if we grab a bite after.

About Freinds of the Urban Forest

Friends of the Urban Forest helps individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco. This "green infrastructure" improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, raising property values and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, FUF has planted more than 48,000 trees, totaling 43% of the city's street tree canopy.


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  • Tomoya H.

    It seems like I finally have to cancel my RSVP now because of the super urgent project. I have to leave SFO in the early morning for the shooting project in Tokyo, Japan. So sorry...

    July 10, 2014

    • Maisy

      hey tomoya, have a really great time on your shoot. bring pictures =)

      July 11, 2014

  • Jenna R.

    Hi! I just joined the group and saw this is tomorrow's event. Is it too late to RSVP to join?

    July 10, 2014

    • Tomoya H.

      I would much appreciate it if you can make it tomorrow, because It seems I finally have to cancel my RSVP now because of the super urgent project.

      July 10, 2014

    • Jenna R.

      I RSVPd to take your place. Best of luck with your project!

      1 · July 11, 2014

  • Ben W

    Hey everybody. Thanks for volunteering for this awesome event tomorrow. Looks like it's going to be a typical SF summer day... low 60's and partly sunny. Perfect weather for rolling up your sleeves and getting a little dirty. If you have any last-minute questions or concerns feel free to hit me up at (310) 733-9214. If not then I'll look forward to seeing you there!

    July 10, 2014

  • Jules

    Have the flu :( Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

    July 10, 2014

    • Ben W

      Sorry to hear that Jules. Feel better!

      July 10, 2014

  • Maisy

    hi all you big hearted volunteers out there, I won't be able to attend this event but Ben W has graciously stepped up. thank you, ben. m

    July 2, 2014

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