Hello friends and supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,
Please join us on Saturday, Aug 10 to collect trash and weed our median islands. (A previous email listed this Saturday, Aug 3, but we needed to move the date.)
A big thank you to our regular volunteers and new ones who come to join us every volunteer work day! It’s good to see neighbors coming together to make Diamond Heights safer and more beautiful.
We will continue to remove foxtail grass, a particular vexation for neighborhood dogs and their owners. And you may have noticed the piles of mulch, which we need to spread. We’re going to use a technique called sheet mulching to suppress future weeds. If you have weeds at home and want to learn this technique, come see how it’s done.
If you’re unable to join our volunteer work day in person but would like to show your support, please consider making a financial contribution:
Our summer intern Josh has been working hard on our largest median island, from Gold Mine to Diamond Street (across from Vista del Monte). Your donation helps to fund our summer internship.
Date: Saturday, Aug 10
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Dr, Parish Hall (Lower Level)
Refreshments: Morning snacks
Lunch: We will serve a hot lunch afterward to say thank you
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we have a headcount for lunch.
Note: if the rain is a drizzle to light sprinkle, we will proceed. Only heavy rain and/or thick fog will cause a cancellation.
Recommended for 12 years and older; no gardening experience required, but there will be bending and kneeling (pads and gloves will be provided). If you have preferred personal gloves, you are welcome to bring them.
Special thanks to our project sponsors: the Diamond Heights Shopping Center, Safeway, and Harbor Villa Restaurant for their ongoing support (including volunteer hours, financial and in-kind donations, and encouragement), and to Lanita Henriquez at the City of San Francisco Community Challenge Grant.
Paul Matalucci, ABC*, CMG**