Golden Gate Park Community Garden

Growing at 780 Frederick St, San Francisco, since 2013


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Anniversary Party and Member Meeting, Sun October 23

Come one, come all to the  Golden Gate Park Community Garden’s 3rd anniversary. We’re going to celebrate the garden and the people who enjoy it with a party on Sunday, October 23.

  • Compost harvesting/give-away 10am – 12pm
  • Potluck lunch & family fun activities 12pm – 1pm
  • Membership meeting 1pm – 2pm

We’ll start with harvesting and distributing the compost that we’ve been making in the garden and then have a potluck lunch with activities for kids. Finally, we want to have some time set aside for members to raise questions or comments about the garden as we plan for 2017. Highlights of changes we anticipate in 2017 are listed below:

  • Dues – Dues of $10/year from each member will be collected for 2017. We welcome donations above this amount from any gardener who would like to contribute more. Payment details to follow.
  • Monthly Work Days – There will be a garden work day held on the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 1pm. From March to October, there will be another work day on the Monday following the second Sunday. If a work day falls on a holiday, we’ll post changes in the garden.
  • Membership Agreement 2017 – The governance group is proposing some clarifications and minor changes to the Membership Agreement.


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Sat Sep 24, Open Gardens Day + Sun Oct 23, Anniversary Party

Moving into the warmer days of fall, we have two big events happening at the garden both of which give you a great opportunity to come out and meet your fellow gardeners.

gardenSaturday September 24 is the San Francisco Open Gardens Day. Our garden is one of 16 community gardens that will be open to the public from 9am to 2pm. There’s a map here (PDF) of all the participating gardens.

Please come out and participate by working on your plot, attending the Composting Workshop at 10am, participating in the garden workday, or giving garden tours. Two lucky gardeners will walk away with “Backyard Composting” books that we will raffle off after the workshop.

Our garden will be in the spotlight at this year’s Open Gardens Day and there is a chance you will be interviewed by the media. The event schedule is listed below:

9am Event kickoff

All day activities

Garden tours, led by Julie, Toni and Rupert. Meet at info table.

New Traditions School Garden (volunteers on hand for questions)

Root View Activity (all ages)

Plant A Seedling (K-12)

Informational Kiosk

10am-11am Compost workshop by Toni Moran

10am-1pm  Bee-centric demonstration and Q&A with Planet Bee

11am onwards Bike tour organized by SF Urban Ag Alliance arrives at their final stop, the commUNITY garden

11:30am-12:30pm Preserving the Seasons’ Harvest. Lecture and demonstration by Mei Ling Hui on behalf of the Master Food Preserver Program UC Cooperative Extension

2pm Event close

harvest-cropSunday October 23 will be our 3rd Anniversary Party. We will start the day with compost harvesting and give-away, followed by a potluck lunch, and wrapping up with our annual membership meeting. Members will receive an event evite soon. Please respond by Oct 13.

We are looking for volunteers to help set-up and host children activities during the event. Contact Toni at tontonton43@hotmail.com if you can help. More event details will be posted here and at the site in mid-October.  Happy Gardening.

Here are all the events for your calendars:

Date Hours Activities Work Day Leads
Saturday
September 24, 2016
9am – 2pm
  • Open Gardens Day
Toni (9–1)

Julie, Rupert (11–1)

Sunday
October 2, 2016
10am – 12pm
  • Composting
  • General Site Management
Phil
Sunday
October 23, 2016SAVE THE DATE
11am – 2pm
  • Garden Anniversary
  • Compost Harvest/Give-Away
  • Potluck Lunch
  • General Meeting
  • Workday – 11am – 12pm
Toni, Dorrie, Julie, Phil, Rupert, Betty

Contact Toni at tontonton43@hotmail.com  if have questions about any of the work dates.