The San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) is having a Sidewalk Garden Contest.
This event is promoting sustainable landscapes and community involvement through transforming grey sidewalk areas of the city into green landscaped spaces.
Forget the cement. Bring on the green.
The objective of the contest is to provide incentive and generate community awareness of the benefits of removing unnecessary cement areas and installing plants that can improve the environment and visual appeal of the city’s neighborhoods. The deadline to submit entries to the DWP is November 30th, 2011.
The SF Department of Public Works has provided the following GUIDELINES for those interested in making an entry submission:
- Only NEW sidewalks gardens/areas are permitted to enter the 2011 contest
- All entries must submit before and after photos
- All entries must meet all SF Department of Public Works requirements for sidewalk landscape permit
- Entrants must provide a complete list of plant names, including genus and species
Prizes for the best entries include gift certificates to The Urban Farmer.
To enter the contest, you need to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your completed sidewalk permit application with before and after photos. Of course, you can also do the old fashioned thing and call the SF DPW at 415-641-2623 to learn more.
Help us spread the word.
Share your comments on the contest or bookmark this link and come back to visit our blog when SF DWP selects the winners! We’re looking forward to sharing the winning entries with you in December.
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.