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Gardening on a Slope: Using Elevation to Your Advantage

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Garden for the Environment

Lawton Street & 7th Ave

San Francisco, CA 94122

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Gardening on a Slope: Using Elevation to Your Advantage

Saturday, January 28, 2017
10am - 12pm
Garden for the Environment
7th Ave @ Lawton Street, San Francisco
Instructor: Ellyn Shea
$10 - Sponsored by the SFPUC

San Francisco is full of hills, but don't let the steep slope of your yard scare you away from creating a beautiful garden. In this class, you'll learn strategies for gardening on slopes so that you can enjoy a beautiful and productive garden and keep your soil from washing away. GFE has a full orchard and native plant gardens on a steep slope stabilized with "urbanite" tree basins and wooden retaining walls, so this is the perfect place to see these tips in action.

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Ellyn wears a number of hats as a gardener, garden coach, Certified Arborist, consultant and educator in San Francisco. Her checkered professional background includes landscaping, bookkeeping, teaching abroad and community urban forestry with Friends of the Urban Forest. Visit her at www.garden-guidance.com.

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FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the garden?

There is available street parking, though be advised it can be challenging on weekends. Many buses and trains stop nearby, making public transportation a great option! The 44 O'Shaughnessy, 6 Parnassus, N Judah and other lines all stop nearby.

What should I bring to the workshop?

Classes are held outside in our teaching garden. We recommend bringing a hat & sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes and lots of layers. You may want to bring a notebook to take notes on what you are learning and we recommend bringing a full water bottle as well.

Do you cancel classes due to rain?

We try our best not to cancel classes, but if the weather report suggests it is very likely it will be pouring rain during the class time, we will cancel the class that morning. We do hold classes in drizzling weather, and recommend students dress appropriately.

Happy gardening!

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San Francisco, CA 94122

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