Tag Archive: 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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