Dig In San Francisco

Dig In Shovel October 9, 2010You are invited to join us for Dig In San Francisco on Saturday, October 9th from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Visitacion Valley Greenway.

This free workshop on sustainable gardening is presented by DPW and the San Francisco Parks Trust Street Parks Program, in partnership with The American Community Gardening AssociationWoodbridge by Robert Mondavi, and Recology.

Sessions include composting, planting, maintenance techniques, and demonstrations from a guest chef on how to cook fresh garden vegetables.

DIG IN part II invites you to share part of your day with experienced gardeners who will present fresh and useful information on sustainable gardening, here’s “the dirt” on the workshops and presenters for Dig In II:

  • Enjoying Your Harvest:  A representative from Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi will provide fundamentals of getting started gardening from what to plant, the best techniques, to how to harvest and information on how to enjoy your harvest by providing two simple garden fresh recipes with in-season produce: discuss how to prepare, cook and serve them and pair them with delicious Woodbridge wines. 
  • Wreath Making: Just in time for the Holiday’s, Toni Zernik, Photography Art Director, will teach you how to create a wreath using materials from your home and garden. Toni is experienced in innovative methods of transforming the everyday item into a thing of beauty.
  • Volunteerism:  President of the American Community Gardener’s Association, Bobby Wilson will provide a discussion session on the ACGA’s Growing Communities Curriculum with information on how to grow your community garden by cultivating volunteers.
  • Bees Just Bee-Cause: Karen Peteros, founder of BeeCause, will show the inner workings of a bee hive, different varieties of bees, and teach what plants will attract these valuable creatures. Learn how these pollinators are critical to our food supply and how you can plant habitats to help them survive throughout the year.
  • Native Plants: Deidre Martin, Nursery and Stewardship Coordinator for Nature in the City and coordinator of the Green Hairstreak (Butterfly) Corridor Project, will discuss the various drought tolerant native plants that you can use to landscape and beautify your garden or street park. She will discuss which plants will best attract pollinators and the benefits of native plants.
  • Water Conservation: Tara Hui will discuss different alternatives for water conservation in your home - such as rainwater catchment and grey water reuse. On November 6 she will return to the Visitacion Valley Greenway to give an in depth class on DIY rainwater collection in conjunction with the PUC's re-purposed olive barrel giveaway.

Register here now! Garden gates open at 9:30am in the Visitacion Valley Greenway in San Francisco on Leland Avenue between Alpha and Rutland Streets.  Please contact Sandra Zuniga at (415) 695-2114 to register.  Workshops are free.

Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm

Location: Visitacion Valley Greenway, Leland Avenue between Alpha and Rutland Streets  

Read the recent blog article from DPW Street Parks Coordinator and Dig in Organizer Sandra Zuniga: "Want to Produce Food on Public Land? Dig in...".

Check out photos from last summer's Street Parks workshops and tours.

  Dig In Postcard