From Paul Matalucci, steward of the Diamond Heights Boulevard Median Project:
Hello supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,
The October skies brought rain, and the timing could not have been better.
Our 14 new Canary Island pines—carefully planted in September by more than 30 awesome volunteers under the expert supervision of Friends of the Urban Forest—have been putting down roots.
Weeds are now sprouting, too, and we need to remove them before they set seed. (Think fewer weeds to pull come spring.)
Will you join us?
We’ve scheduled a volunteer maintenance day for December 10.
Pull one weed or a dozen. Just watch those bags of green waste fill up!
Please reply directly to me if you would like to participate, or have questions.
Recommended for 12 years and older; no gardening experience required, but there will be bending and kneeling (pads and gloves will be provided).
Activity: DHB Median Islands Spiff-ication Day
Date: Saturday, Dec 10
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive, SF
As a side note, some neighbors have asked about the mulch (and current “bareness” of the medians). We’re on a multi-year installation schedule, and some unexpected issues, like broken median irrigation pipes, have to be repaired by the City before we can install our landscape design. Please spread the word. We’re not finished.
All the best,