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A View from Below March 28, 2009

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2150-folsomHere’s our studio’s loading dock. Our garden grows on the roof of ths former industrial laundry building — now home to 60+ artists…

This Morning’s View on the Roof March 24, 2009

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Crates on the Roof
Crates on the Roof

Our community roof garden is coming together! You see here the bare bones & beginning of our tremendous garden….

Miles Epstein, scrap artist, has landed some unique used metal containers. While another artist formed a large ‘pillow’ of burlap covered soil in which plants will sprout. We’ve set our used crates, and potted up a sample, lined with burlap…

Another Use for Burlap March 24, 2009

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Used burlap liners

Re-used Burlap -- lines crates

 

We’re playing around with ‘liner’ ideas for our crates.

Goal #1: keep the soil inside the crate and from blowing off the top — our roof is windy!
Goal #2: use re-used, scavenged, recycled materials. This burlap we used as a wedding aisle for a Yosemite wedding….it is our first sample…will burlap make a functional long lasting liner? Another idea: over-stock of upholstery…

 

 

Great (and fun!) source: SCRAP: Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts

http://www.scrap-sf.org/

 

Crating up our garden March 21, 2009

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workspace-garden

boxwood olive and Lila B. have teamed up to gather materials and begin a small section of the roof.

Thanks to some quick web searches  (and 2 large vehicles!) we scored 71 crates . Filled with a liner and soil, we’ll arrange them, and plant them up. Our roof garden has to be move-able and crates fit the bill. Not only are they inexpensive, lightweight to pick-up & re-arrange, but they readily available used — thus the perfect solution for us.

Check out Freecycle and Craig’s list for givers & for sellers.
boxwood olive, garden management & design: 415-608-0861

Kids ‘Dig In’ with the President’s Wife March 20, 2009

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Extracted from the Slow Food Newsletter today

This morning, on the first day of spring, Michelle Obama and 26 fifth graders broke ground for an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn.

what’s new to do today March 19, 2009

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If you’ve spring fever…the time and the inkling…

Check out: Bouquet to Art at the de Young Museum this week and 1x a year only. Floral designers relate their floral designs to selections from the de Young’s expansive art collection. Wild, gorgeous, innovative…and more. for photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bta2009/

If you missed his lecture today, his book is worth a peak. Nico de Swert. Living with Flowers. He’s been one of my long time favorites for his simple yet unique combinations.

Lila B. is on the Roof March 17, 2009

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Welcome to Lila B’s first blog….

We’ve begun our rooftop garden planning and it will be TREMENDOUS!

Future home of our community garden
Future home of our community garden

Lila B. will be growing our own flowers for all sorts of events, weddings, and more! This will be happening on the roof of our studio building in the heart of San Francisco, CA.

We’ve come together with various artists, cafe owners, gardeners.
Soon, this empty roof will be very green!
More details on our garden community to follow…