Sunday, November 22, 2009
These bricks are the rubble from St. Paulus' old foundation. Then we covered the bricks with clear plastic to turn our raised bed into a temporary greenhouse.
If you want to recreate a garden like ours, note that we probably would not have used bricks (they're really heavy!), but they were in abundant supply at our site. We encourage you to creatively use the free plentiful things around you for your garden.
The other big project our volunteers helped us with was creating a ramp into our pit. One of the biggest obsticles of this garden site is that we need to find away for volunteers to safely enter the garden.
We were also able to start building a more permenant greenhouse.
Friday, November 20, 2009
- Alma Via - Lake Merced (a small garden at a senior care facility that we support)
- Christ Church Lutheran - Sunset District (a sidewalk garden)
- Faithful Fools - Tenderloin (a rooftop garden)
- St. Mark's Lutheran - Tenderloin (raised beds for seniors designed for gardening with wheelchairs and walkers)
- The Free Farm at the St. Paulus Lutheran lot - Western Addition (1/3 acre farm that includes a labyrinth, double dug beds, vertical gardening, container gardens and terraced beds).
- Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran -Berkeley Hills (a biblical garden).
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Location: St. Paulus Lutheran Lot at Eddy and Gough, San Francisco, CA.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Vicar Pete Feltmen is a student at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Please contact him to find out the current items we need for our community garden or to schedule a time for your group to work on one of our project sites. Email: email@example.com
Here are a few items we need as of 11/13/2009:
- power tools: saws, drills, sander, nail gun, concrete saw, jackhammer
- hose, hose holders
- glass windows
- garden gloves
- watering system timer
- pvc pipe
- wood (all types and sizes)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The wonderful Robyn Waxman is assisting Urban Share with designing materials which will help promote our visibility and pique interest around our garden sites. Her focus is the St. Paulus Garden where she is working on encouraging curiosity and excitment and ways to bring community members and passersby to join us in our efforts.
Robyn Waxman has taught at Sacramento City College since 1996, serving as the department chair for six of those years. She has lectured and presented her work and thinking at the Artists and Art Director’s Club, the Art Institute of Sacramento, California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley and UC Davis Extension. Additionally, she is the Coordinator for Design Education for The Designers Accord.
Robyn holds a degree in Visual Communication from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Fine Arts in Design from California College of the Arts. She is an award-winning designer and educator, currently practicing in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Davis, California.
Most recently, Robyn’s work focuses on design’s role to form community and to instigate social and environmental change. Her current project, F.A.R.M was featured in several media outlets, including the SFMOMA blog and KPFA radio . Her public service design work was selected for the November 2009 Communication Arts Design Annual and won 1st place in the AIGA (Re)Design Awards in 2009. Robyn is also a "spotlighted" CCA Alumni.
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