Friday, July 8, 2011

Green L(a)unch Sat July 23 workday / party

Image: Duncan Ramsay

It's going to be Green. It's a Launch and a Lunch, a Workday and a Party.

NOPA neighbors and friends, stop by the corner of Turk and Lyon on Saturday, July 23 to help transform 160 square feet of concrete into landscaped, permeable surfaces. All the better for rainwater to replenish the aquifer, for runoff to be diverted from the sewers, and to provide a more attractive, livelier swath of green along the sidewalks.

The concrete squares will be removed a few days before the event, and the new spaces will be ready for topsoil, plants and permeable materials. Volunteer gardeners will amend the soil -- what lies below sidewalks at least 50 years old? -- and prepare the beds for planting. Helpers 16 years of age and older are encouraged to help with lifting, shoveling, and raking. Bring tools and gloves if you can.

But it's a party, too, with live music, games, door prizes, kids stuff, sparkling green drinks, and a remarkable lunch. Think double tomato crostini, bite-size caprese salad, stuffed sweet peppers, inside out carrot cupcakes, and take-home treats. Donations appreciated for lunch.

Help make NOPA greener one corner, one block, one building at a time.

Saturday, July 23, 10 am to 4pm
Lunch at Noon, Music starts at 12:30pm
Turk & Lyon at St. Cyprian's

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, Turk & Lyon has experienced a ten hour metamorphosis (forty-eight hours if you include the concrete cutting)! It looks GREAT! Thanks to all of the volunteers who turned out to make this corner greener and more permeable!