Green Garden Day at the Liberty & Sanchez steps and triangle

Our wet and misty March garden day had a terrific turnout and great results. This month,  it is the turn of the Liberty/Sanchez steps – and the weather is great. On Saturday, April 2, we’ll meet at 9 AM at the Liberty/Sanchez Triangle and Steps for tools, coffee and treats.

April Event:

  • When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • Where: Liberty Street & Sanchez Street (see map below!)
  • What: Garden work, pruning, trash pickup, and succulent planting.

Liberty Triangle MapAs before, this will involve improving the steps, and the surrounding green areas, a mix of neighborhood safety and gardening work all combined. Bring your gloves, tools, sunblock(!) and love of the neighborhood. There’ll be coffee and treats provided by DHIC, garden tools and gloves provided by SF Parks Alliance & SF DPW, and lots of friendly faces. As with previous events, this should also be a fun morning.

As always, this joint event is made possible by:

If you have any questions about this event, you can email Darby, Dave, Liz, David, and Bruce at stairs [at] doloresheights [dot] org

See you all soon!

Bruce Muncil, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety
Darby Auerbach-Morris, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety

PS: Save the date: After this event, our next event will be May 7 at 19th and Sanchez streets.

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Green Garden Day at the Cumberland & Sanchez steps

Our December green garden event was another success and enjoyed by all participants. This month, it is the turn of the Cumberland/Sanchez steps.

On Saturday, March 5, we’ll meet at 9 AM at the Cumberland/Sanchez Steps for tools, coffee and treats.

As always, this is a joint event by:

As before, this will involve improving the steps, and the surrounding green areas, a mix of neighborhood safety and gardening work all combined. Bring your gloves, tools, sunblock(!) and love of the neighborhood.

We will also be painting the railings along the stairs and Sanchez Street. If you would like to paint, wear your painting clothing.

There’ll be coffee and treats provided by DHIC, tools provided by SF Parks Alliance & SF DPW, and lots of friendly faces. As with previous events, this should also be a fun morning.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Darby, Dave,
Liz, and Bruce at stairs@doloresheights.org

See you all soon!
Bruce Muncil, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety
Darby Auerbach-Morris, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety

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Green Garden Day at 20th & Noe steps and Cumberland & Noe steps

Now that the holidays are officially behind us, we’re back to our regular cadence of monthly green garden days. This month, it is the turn of both the 2oth/Noe steps and the Cumberland/Noe steps

On Saturday, February 6th 2o16, we’ll first meet at 9 AM at the 20th/Noe Steps for tools, coffee and treats. You can then choose which set of steps you wish to work on. As always, this is a joint event by:

As before, this will involve improving the steps, and the surrounding green areas, a mix of neighborhood safety and gardening work all combined. Bring your gloves, tools, sunblock(even if the temperature is cold!) and your love of the neighborhood.

There’ll be coffee and treats provided by DHIC, tools provided by SF Parks Alliance & DPW, and lots of friendly faces. As with previous events, this should also be a fun morning.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Darby, Dave, Liz and me at stairs@doloresheights.org.

See you all soon!

Bruce Muncil, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety
Darby Auerbach-Morris, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety

PS: If you can’t join us this weekend, don’t worry – we’ll be doing this again on Saturday March 5th at Sanchez/Cumberland stairs and green space.

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Board Meetings for 2016

The Board of Dolores Heights Improvement Club meets every quarter. We meet in the middle Thursday of the middle month of each quarter. For 2016, the dates are:

  • 18 February 2016
  • 19 May 2016
  • 18 August 2016
  • 17 November 2016

All meetings are from 7pm – 9pm. These meetings are held at the Bank of America Community Room at Castro and 18th Streets. To find the meeting room, enter the Bank of America through the lobby door to the right of the ATMs, walk toward the back, and take the staircase to the right going up. At the top of the stairs is the Community Room where we meet.

Feel free to stop by, and of course, if you have questions, you can email us at info@doloresheights.org.

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Green Garden Day starting at the 19th & Sanchez steps

This Saturday (05dec) will be slightly different to usual, with an “around the gardens” theme. We will meet at the 19th and Sanchez steps at 9am for coffee and treats.

From there, neighbors can choose:

  • 20th/Noe: spreading mulch, sweeping, garbage pickup
  • Cumberland/Noe: sweeping and garbage
  • Cumberland/Sanchez: sweeping and garbage, graffitti
  • Liberty Triangle/Sanchez: sweeping, garbage succulent planting
  • 19th/Sanchez: sweeping and garbage
  • East Side of Sanchez Median between Liberty/20th

 

SF DPW is supplying tools, gloves. DHIC is providing coffee and treats.

As always, this is a great opportunity to beautify our neighborhood, build community, and meet your neighbors. Looking forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions/ideas, for this or future events, please email us at stairs@doloresheights.org.

Bruce Muncil, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety
Darby Auerbach-Morris, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety

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Green Garden Day at the 19th & Sanchez steps

Our June green garden event was a success and enjoyed by all participants. This month, it is the turn of the west side of the steps at 19th and Sanchez Streets.

On Saturday, August 1st 2015, from 9-11 am, we’ll be doing a Garden Day at the 19th and Sanchez steps, working on the steps and the west side green area. (We did work on the east side in April). As always, this is a joint event by:

As before, this will involve improving the steps, and the surrounding green areas, a mix of neighborhood safety and gardening work all combined. Bring your gloves, tools, sunblock(!) and love of the neighborhood.

There’ll be coffee and treats provided by DHIC, tools provided by SF Parks Alliance & DPW, and lots of friendly faces. As with previous events, this should also be a fun morning.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Darby, Dave, Liz and me at stairs@doloresheights.org.

See you all soon!

Bruce Muncil, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety
Darby Auerbach-Morris, Co-Chair DHIC Garden and Safety

PS: If you can’t join us this weekend, don’t worry – we’ll be doing this again on Saturday October 3rd at 20th and Noe Street stairs and green space. We will be skipping September First Saturday because of Labor Day weekend.

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July 11 Green Garden Day cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel our Green Garden Day this Saturday 11July2015, at Audrey’s Bench, at the corner of 21st and Sanchez.

Our next Green Garden Day will be Saturday 1August2015 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at the Sanchez and 19th Streets Stairway. We already did some work here in April, so now its time to work on the other (west) half of those steps. SF Alliance and SF Department of Public Works will be there providing their usual great help.

If you’ve any questions, please let us know at stairs@doloresheights.org.
Thank you,

Darby, Bruce, John.

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Green Garden Day at the Liberty & Sanchez steps

Last month’s green garden event was another great success. We’re now officially on a roll! This month, it is the turn of the steps at Liberty and Sanchez streets.

signOn Saturday, June 6th 2015, from 9-11am, we’ll be doing a Garden Day at the Liberty and Sanchez steps, working on the steps and the surrounding green areas. As always, this is a joint event by the 20th Street Neighborhood Watch, the Dolores Heights Improvement Club, SF Parks Alliance and SF Department of Public Works.

Like before, this will involve improving the steps, and the surrounding green areas – a mix of neighborhood safety and gardening work all combined. Bring your gloves, tools, sunblock(!) and love of the neighborhood. There’ll be coffee and treats provided by DHIC, tools provided by SF Parks Alliance at the previous events and as usual – lots of friendly faces. If the last events were anything to go by, this should also be a fun morning.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bruce, Darby, Dave, Liz and myself at stairs@doloresheights.org.

See you all soon!
John.

ps: If you can’t join us this weekend, don’t worry – we’ll be doing this again on July 11th (our usual first Saturday falls on the 4thJuly weekend, so we’re deferring to the following weekend for July only only.)

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Green Garden Day at the Cumberland & Noe steps

The green garden event earlier this month went really well. That makes two great events in a row! So, as promised, we’re doing it again. This month, it is the turn of the steps at Cumberland and Noe streets.

On Saturday, May 2nd 2015, from 9-11am, we’ll be doing a Garden Day at the Cumberland & Noe steps, working on the steps and the surrounding green areas. Like before, this is a joint event by the 20th Street Neighborhood Watch, the Dolores Heights Improvement Club, SF Parks Alliance and SF Department of Public Works.

Like before, this will involve improving the steps, and the surrounding green areas – a mix of neighborhood safety and gardening work all combined. Bring your gloves, tools, sunblock(!) and love of the neighborhood. There’ll be coffee, treats, and the tools that SF Parks Alliance donated to us at the previous two events. If the last events were anything to go by, this should also be a fun morning.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bruce, Darby, Dave, Liz and myself at stairs@doloresheights.org.

See you all soon!
John.

ps: If you can’t join us this weekend, don’t worry – we’ll be doing this again on June 6th…

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Special meeting for DHIC Board elections

On Saturday, May 9th, we’ll be holding elections for the DHIC board.

    Where: Audrey’s bench (corner of Sanchez and 21st).
    When: Saturday 09may2015, 10am-11am
    What: DHIC Board elections

If you are a current member of DHIC, you are welcome to attend and vote. New/former/lapsed members are welcome to join/renew their membership before the election voting starts!

Finally, if you would like to nominate yourself, or any other DHIC member, as a candidate for this election, please send nominations to board@doloresheights.org.

Thanks – and see you all on the 9th.

John.

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