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DHB Median Project Update

Forwarded from Paul Matalucci of the Diamond Heights Boulevard Median project

Special Benefit Planter/Pot Sale this Saturday, Two Upcoming Volunteer Days, and Our CCG

Hello supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,

Three items in this message:
1) Further detail about our Community Challenge Grant
2) Thank you to last weekend’s volunteers, and upcoming weeding dates
3) A special Planter/Pot Sale to benefit the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project this Saturday, February 4.

New Community Challenge Grant for $40,948
As I shared in my last email, we’re thrilled by our recent (and second!) Community Challenge Grant award. We thank Lanita Henriquez and her team at CCG for considering our application, and our fiscal sponsor, SF Parks Alliance.

 

Thank You to Last Saturday’s Volunteers!

Last Saturday, a dedicated band of residents gathered to clear weeds from the first of our five median islands (across from St. Nicholas Church). Thank you to Betsy Eddy, Stephen Yu, Jim Duffy, Jay Estey, Jeff Harlowe, Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, and Eleanor.

The weeds are thicker this year thanks to the rain, and the secret to control is early intervention. Please join us on one of our next two scheduled maintenance days: Saturday, February 25, and Saturday, March 25.

Please reply directly to me if you would like to participate, or have questions. I will send a reminder closer to each date. (Recommended for 12 years and older; no gardening experience required, but there will be bending and kneeling. Pads and gloves will be provided).

 

Special Planter/Pot Sale to Benefit DHB Median Project

Our friend and neighbor Kevin Morgan has graciously offered his collection of gently used garden pots and planters as a benefit for the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Address: 5025 Diamond Heights Blvd.
The pots and planters are free. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Please RSVP to me, Paul Matalucci, at 415-826-0445. And share this email with friends and neighbors who might be interested.

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,
Paul

Paul Matalucci, ABC*, CMG**

Wordwright Communications, Inc.

5031 Diamond Heights Blvd.  San Francisco, CA 94131

415.826.0445 | paul@wordwc.com

*Accredited Business Communicator

**Certified Master Gardener (UC)

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DH Median Cleanup

Forwarded from Paul of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project:
https://dhbmedian.wordpress.com/

 

Hello supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,

I am pleased to share some good news. Our project has received a second grant from the City of San Francisco’s Community Challenge Grant program.

I will share more details next week, but in short, we will receive just under $41,000 to pay for drip irrigation, minor hardscape, and ~2,000 plants to complete our landscape plan.

We are sincerely grateful to Lanita Henriquez and her team at CCG for considering our application, and to our fiscal sponsor, SF Parks Alliance.

Meanwhile, the urgently needed rains have been working their magic across northern California, and our new trees have been lucky to have such a perfect first winter to get established.

The rain, however, has also brought weeds, 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 this Saturday, January 28.

Pull one weed or a dozen. Stay for 20 mins or the whole morning.

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).

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Islands Spiff-ication Day
Date: Saturday, January 28
Time: 9:00 to 12:00 noon – any portion of time you can help is fine
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church,z Parish Hall (Lower Level)
Refreshments: Coffee, tea, juice, bagels and snacks

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.

And if you can’t join us on Saturday, we have two more weeding days scheduled (in February and March).

All the best,
Paul

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