Category Archive: Plants and Gardening

Oct 05

Portola’s Creative Green Thumb On Display

Last Saturday was our yearly opportunity to explore some of the hidden spaces tucked behind the unassuming homes of the Garden District. Following its big 10th anniversary last year, the 11th annual was a bit less formal in organization but still full of surprising spaces and creative gardening. Thank You None of this would be possible …

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Sep 29

Backyard To Bar – Portola Gardeners Grow Hops For Hyper Local Brew

A new spin on “farm to table” is happening right here in the Portola with F.D.R.‘s newest brew, “Hyper-Local Fresh Hop Ale.” Brewery owners, Kevin & Shae Inglin, teamed up with Ruth Wallace who runs the Portola Garden District Tour, to create this unique twist on the locally sourced food movement. Ruth tapped into her …

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Sep 26

That’s Bananas – Growing Here In The Garden District

  An unusual sight for San Francisco, spotted growing here in the Garden District, around 3,500 miles north of its natural tropical habitat.  This photo was sent to us from a reader who caught these unripened bananas growing in the front yard of a home on the 400 black of Girard Street.  The house is on …

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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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