The design is based on community consensus reflected in the Greenway Concept Plan of 2016.
In a series of community meetings held this September, we refined our expectations about what the Native Meadow should provide and will continue to refine the design of the Meadow over the next couple of months.
You may have seen the beginnings of this project already. We are following the recommendations of an expert on the board of the California Native Grass Association to ensure the vitality and vigor of the native grasses and native flowering perennials that we expect to plant around the end of this year.
Volunteers have begun watering the ~8,500 square feet area on the parcel between Brompton and Lippard Avenues adjacent to Bosworth Street.
As a casual observer, you might ask “Why are you watering dirt?” We recognize how precious water is. Therefore, we will be watering for only a very short period of time to encourage growth of the weedy vegetation that was well established until it was flattened during the installation of the new trail.
Our goal is to encourage whatever is left of those weedy grasses to sprout so that we can more easily remove them before planting native grasses in December and January, which coincides with our rainy season. Eliminating the weeds that would otherwise compete with the native grasses for nutrients and water will ensure the long-term success of the Native Meadow.
If you have any questions about our Native Meadow Project, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org