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GROW In The Park Days - Spring 2020 Volunteer Calendar

We're into the 2nd year of our partnership with the City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation to help maintain the landscaped beds within Beresford Park.  In 2019, we adopted the 3 flower beds at the corner of 28th Ave & Fernwood St. 

This year, we'll have an opportunity to adopt additional beds utilizing the same organic/drought tolerant approach.  We've recently completed a walk-thru of the park with the Parks & Rec Landscape Supervisor and have identified a list of projects that we can pursue with their support.  As we adopt new landscape beds, together we'll go through the process of design, soil prep & plant installation.  And there are plenty of weeds to pull!

Please put these dates on your calendar and we hope to see you out in the park this Spring:

  • Saturday, February 8th
  • Saturday, March 7th
  • Saturday, April 4th
  • Saturday, May 2nd 
For all of the above days, we'll meet at the 28th & Fernwood beds at 9am. 

Here are a few FAQ's:

Are children able to participate?  Yes - as long as they have a parent with them who is also participating.  Note that the activities typically involve pulling weeds or spreading wood chips - generally down on your knees in the dirt - so something to keep in mind in terms of suitability for your child.  We're not setup to be able to closely supervise minor children, so as long as they have a parent with them - they are more than welcome to participate.

What should I bring?  We have a limited supply of gardening gloves and tools, so if you have your own, please bring them.  A bottle of water and snacks are great to keep you going. 

How many hours?  We'll start at 9am and typically go until noon.  Occasionally we have a larger project that may require more time and that will be communicated in advance. 

Can my group participate?  Absolutely.  Please contact Bill S. - bill@growsanmateo.org to coordinate.


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