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Great little thought piece on the cultural background behind garden cities and building public parks – like SF’s.

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Not only would this help with the streams of urine, dog feces, motor oil infested riffles of water coursing down every available surface when it rains – it looks quite nice too and would provide a LOT more light to grow plants than my current situation. How much do I

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Check out the SF Parks Trust projects page here… pretty cool, huh? I plan to sign up to volunteer. Ever walked by an empty yard in a business, a brown corner filled with trash, an unused curb space and want to plant something it it?

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logo for national invasive species week – not only surprised they have a logo, but it’s pretty gross too! where are all the vines growing over the letters?

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Never really heard of miner’s lettuce before – apparently it’s in season RIGHT NOW in Northern California. I’ll keep my eyes open this weekend when I head up past Nevada City for a night of winter hut camping! I have a feeling with this weekend’s forecast, however, it might be

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Just Won’t Die: Owls General Woodland Creatures Even “Portlandia” Made Fun of it: Birds Completely co-opted by Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie three years ago: Squirrels Baby Deer Deer Antlers Ironic Unicorns Ironic Wolves Still Going Strong On Etsy: Squid Octopus Animals and mustaches, mustaches, animals without mustaches, animal pelts, animal

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Hi, I need help figuring out what on earth will grow behind my apartment building! It is between two other buildings and has a giant tree overshadowing it. I think it gets very little if any light. I am learning that little, if any, food products will grow back there.

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I had a laugh yesterday sitting on the overcrowded “5” MUNI as we rounded the corner onto Market street and a flashy mint-ice-cream-green vintage streetcar pulled up next to us with the words “D.C. Transit” painted on the side in juicy melon orange. Photo from Flickr user Jay Galvin Just

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I was walking on Baker Street today and after yesterday’s rant about better use of sidewalks, pedestrian zones and permeable surfaces, I was surprised to notice that the sidewalk was even wider than I thought. I counted eight pavers from the edge of the buildings to the street. I don’t

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Although I already know that nothing grows back there but these wierd low-to-the-ground sticky/hairy weeds and plantlets from the overhanging tree. However, I decided to plant some new seeds anyway, now that the days are a little longer. I threw some seeds into the raised bed – red garnet mustard,

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