gg_carrots.jpgThe SF Department of Public Works is inviting local residents to come on down for a good ol’ offerin’ o’ good ol’ lessons in how to grow basic fruits and vegetables and prepare them for a lip smackin’ ride down the belly tubes. Eh, but the colonel digresses.

The San Francisco Parks Trust, DPW and – most indispensably in this case – the American Community Gardening Association, are teaming up to help implement the mayor’s health conscious initiatives aimed at improving eating habits and raisin’ some good ol’ health consciousness. Oops.

The DPW’s Street Parks Program currently has 100 projects designed for urban gardening and landscaping either complete or in development. According to Mohammed Nuru, Deputy Director for Operations at DPW, “…we want to not only encourage people to become stewards of the land, but to grow food there.”

Interested folks are encouraged to call 695-2114 or visit the DPW’s site for more info.

Readers of the Appeal can supplement this experience with a visit to our gardening themed “In The Yard” archives.

What: Free ‘DIG IN SAN FRANCISCO’ Gardening Workshop
Where: Visitacion Valley Greenway on Leland Ave @ Peabody between Alpha and Rutland streets
When: Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE

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