from Jason Dewees, The Palm Broker @ Flora Grubb Gardens (November 19, 2009)
Not far from our store, in the Sunnyside neighborhood (near Glen Park), is an extraordinary grove of 100-plus-year-old palms surrounding a historic conservatory-like pavilion. It’s called the Sunnyside Conservatory, and, built in 1898 as a garden structure on a large country estate (before the city engulfed the area), it’s on San Francisco’s list of landmarks.
Most of the palms are Phoenix canariensis, the Canary Island date … Read More
In the initial planning stages….Stay Tuned…..
100 Lemons: a lively and bountiful celebration of community, backyard sustainability, and everything lemon. Demonstrations, talks, music, good conversation, and of course lemonade.
Featuring the Community Project: 100 Lemons (inspired by “The Lemon List: 100 Things to do with a Meyer Lemon” by Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times Food Section, January 16, 2008).
The Original Invite from 2002:
Ambulatory Gambit is a collaborative game and artwork designed by Lee Walton and company to guide an exploratory journey through the neighborhood surrounding Sunnyside Conservatory. Using a friendly game of pick-up chess to initiate a series of local forays and activities, Ambulatory Gambit will allow us to look at our neighborhood and urban world anew. Join in and find yourself with others performing the city in miniature—a network of individuals orchestrating the intricate patterns and … Read More
Here’s Mary Revelli, Sunnyside resident and metalsmith, standing in front of her one-off custom gate for the back Joost Ave. entrance to the Conservatory. She is pictured with then-Supervisor Mark Leno at the Gate Dedication Ceremony on September 15, 2001. San Francisco Beautiful provided a grant that was matched by Mary’s in-kind donation design and metal smithing.… Read More