October 28, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For over a decade the Friends of the Urban Forest Sidewalk Landscaping Program has provided a beautiful, pollinator-friendly twist to the city’s storm water infrastructure. Born out a creative solution to a 2006 flood in the neighborhood by Jane Martin, Mission District resident and licensed professional architect, FUF has been working with neighborhood homeowners and SF’s Public Utilities Commission to continually remove concrete and restore natural groundwater infiltration to improve our city’s green infrastructure and resiliency to major storm events.
If you’re interested in taking a ‘roll’ down memory lane and exploring the history of sidewalk landscaping in The Mission, you can grab a bike and join FUF and Ellyn Shea, professional arborist and horticulturist of Garden-Guidance.com for a bicycle tour of sidewalk gardens, looking at their growth and maintenance requirements and highlighting how design elements of sidewalk landscapes have changed over time for FUF, Jane Martin, and other privately designed gardens. If you are interested in designing your own landscape, this is the bike tour for you!
This tour will begin at 17th and Shotwell at 10am on Sunday, October 28th and from there we will meander our way along a pleasantly flat route to end at 25th and Hampshire at some of FUF’s newest Sidewalk Landscapes. Remember to bring appropriate layers, water and snacks to keep you energized, and of course your bicycle and helmet! Spaces for this tour will be limited to 20 participants, so please RSVP below to learn about green infrastructure while riding your green transportation!
17th St. and Shotwell St.
San Francisco California 94110