Ingredients for a great garden: People and PassionTwo people are at the heart of organizing and doing much of the work for the park. One is our friend John Herbert, owner of Gentle Giant’s Gardening & Landscape. John offers professional expertise and his passion for using square foot gardening to grow food for the community.
The man behind developing and driving the park is Peter Vaernet. Peter had the vision to restore the Park and the tenacity to get it done.
Many evenings and most weekends, you will find Peter at the garden pulling weeds, chatting up neighbors, digging soil for new planting, or whatever else needs to get done.
Brooks Park’s view from the top of its hill is spectacular. You can see across San Francisco and out to the Farallon Islands and Point Reyes. Some highlights within the garden include native plants, a grassy hillside, a community vegetable garden, and some recently planted fruit trees.
Volunteer gardeners wanted, no experience necessaryIf you want to help grow food for the neighborhood, learn how to square foot garden, or just learn more about native plants, visit and volunteer at Brooks Park.
As President of Pacific Nurseries, Don Baldocchi gets satisfaction knowing the Bay Area is greener and more beautiful by helping landscape professionals succeed. Email Don or give him a call at 650.755.2330.