INNES COMMUNITY GARDEN NEWSLETTER Mon, August 31 2009
- (this from Innes... anyone know what time on the 19th?)
The Department of Public Works (DPW) has agreed to reactivate the irrigation system and install pavement along the perimeter of the median garden at no cost to the Innes Community Garden .
The DPW reactivated the old irrigation system and discovered that it had many leaks. They are in the process of upgrading this system. The DPW/Bureau of Urban Forestry (BUF) has dug a trench along the curb of the median and the DPW/Water Department/Plumbers is installing PVC pipe in this trench to connect the water spigots. The upgrade of the system is projected to be completed by the end of August 2009. All residents of Innes Avenue will be notified of this work in progress.
The San Francisco Parks Trust (SFPT) Innovator Award was granted to the Innes Community Garden . The proceeds of this award will be used to purchase the drip irrigation system for the median garden.
The San Francisco Parks Trust is sponsoring Volunteer Day on Saturday September 19, 2009 from 10 am to 2 pm. The SFPT will solicit volunteers citywide, and provide water and lunch. The DPW will provide tools and supplies.
The work scope for Volunteer Day will include:
1. Install a brick/cobblestone barrier at the edge of the median garden (at the intersection of Mendell) to prevent soil from spilling onto the existing pavement
2. Pull weeds
3. Pick up trash
4. Rake mulch chips upwards toward the top of the slope of the median
If the irrigation system has been reactivated by this date the following work scope will also include:
1. Install drip irrigation system
2. DPW will demonstrate how to build a retaining wall
All neighbors are welcomed and encouraged to show their support on Saturday September 19th. More information will follow.
INNES COMMUNITY GARDEN NEWSLETTER 083109 Mon
1458 Innes Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124