Category Archive: Plants and Gardening

Apr 21

Earth Day Celebration Saturday: Plant Sale, Portola Green Planning & Ice Cream!

This Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and to celebrate there will be a celebration at Burrows Pocket Park tomorrow (San Bruno Ave & Burrows Street). The event is being co-sponsored by community volunteers from the Portola Neighborhood Association Portola Urban Greening and Goettingen Neighbors Group. This will be a great opportunity to learn more …

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Apr 04

Join The Portola Beautification Movement This Saturday!

We reported last month on the installation of the new “Welcome to the Portola” sign, now on the side of Ruth’s Children’s Shoppe at the corner of San Bruno Avenue and Silliman Street.  We noticed that over this past weekend, even more exciting changed have spring up in the area as well. The Portola Urban Greening …

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Mar 28

Community Comes Together To Celebrate San Francisco’s Garden District

As we reported several weeks back and as you may have already noticed, a prominent mural has popped up almost over night. The new sign which was created by the Portola Urban Greening Committee (P.U.G.), welcomes visitors and residents to “San Francisco’s Garden District.”  It was publicly unveiled Saturday (3/11) during a well attended dedication event …

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Mar 09

The Slow Reveal Has Begun!

The big, bold and beautiful “Welcome To The Portola” mural has begun its slow reveal. It appears that the mural will pretty much cover the entire side of Ruth’s Children’s Shoppe. See the completed work and celebrate Portola’s designation as “San Francisco’s Garden District” this Saturday at 1:30 pm! Detail here if you missed it …

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Mar 07

Mural Unveiling This Saturday To Celebrate Portola’s Garden District Designation

It is official, according to a unanimous vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors late last year, Portola is San Francisco’s Garden District! The resolution was put forth by former District 9 Supervisor David Campos after years of advocacy from neighborhood gardeners, the Green House Project folks and the Portola Urban Greening steering committee. When …

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May 11

Plant A Tree & Tell City Hall To Maintain It!

If you would like to help add a little much-needed greenery to the Portola, Friends of the Urban Forest will be planting trees in the neighborhood on June 25th.  The cost is highly subsidized for our neighborhood at only $75 per tree which includes everything from the permits, concrete removal, the tree and several years …

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Apr 13

PortolART: Support the Goettingen Cascades Stairway Transformation

Many of us are familiar with the 16th Avenue Tile Stair project but now it’s Portola’s turn to create something unique with our stairway.  A group of neighbors called the Goettingen Neighborhood Group, or G.N.G. for short, is currently fundraising to bring their creation to life. When complete, the idea is to create an art …

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Nov 08

Porticulture: Greening St. Elizabeth Church

“Porticulture”, the art of garden cultivation and management in the Portola District. Portola got a little less concrete-y yesterday with a little help from a new neighbor and our newest “Porticulturalist”.  Ken Ogle relocated from Corona Heights several months ago to the great unknown of   S/E S.F. and he was immediately smitten with our …

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