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Athens Avalon Greenspace Project

The Athens Avalon Greenspace is a project begun by neighbors of a steep, undeveloped City right of way located at Athens St. and Avalon Ave. in the Excelsior District of San Francisco. It has been supported by the S.F. Department of Public Works, the San Francisco Parks Alliance and many volunteers and donors from the neighborhood and beyond. Its goal is to turn a neighborhood eyesore, weed patch and dumping ground into a congenial, attractive terraced open space with a variety of interesting, mostly drought tolerate plantings.

Planting Day December 7th 2013 Photos

On a beautiful Dec. 7, 2013, after years of planning, construction, installation of irrigation, fund raising and other preliminary efforts, the planting out of the permanent garden actually began. The garden is planted with California natives, succulents, cacti and other drought tolerant species as well as vegetables. Due to the ongoing drought and possible water restrictions, the garden may not be fully planted in calendar 2014. However, the new plantings are doing well as of mid-January 2014 and California poppy seedlings are sprouting and already blooming in the garden so we look forward to an attractive display by this spring even if water restrictions are imposed and irrigation is curtailed.

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View from Athens Avalon space

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