Posts Tagged ‘Garden’
First it was all like this, and now it’s all done:
This thing might end up being bigger than the garden itself, IDK
Some people would get mad though, if they heard you say this building is in the Tenderloin…
Oh, Rec and Park Raises Prices 14% at Japanese Tea Garden, Coit Tower, Conservatory, and Strybing – Now $8 EachFriday, October 16th, 2015
Price for admission at all these places was $7 in 2014, but now in 2015 it’s $8? News to me.
I suppose Rec & Park doesn’t make a big deal about raising prices, or maybe they did and I just missed it. IDK.
All the deets:
Strybing Arboretum, aka San Francisco Botanical Garden
In the wild, wild west part of San Francisco County, people have been paving over their front yards for parking space.
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Now is this kind of thing kosher?
“It’s illegal to pave over your yard, but it’s pretty widely ignored, and people do it with impunity.”
The process of getting homeowners to comply is “complaint driven,” which means nobody has the will to enforce Da Law Out West, oh well.
It sends youthful orange-shirted attractivas with iPads out to approach tourists in Golden Gate Park.
Feigned excitement: “Oh it’s your birthday tomorrow!?”
We can’t afford to operate the Strybing Arboretum without soaking the tourists, but we can afford this?
What’s going on, SFGov. Do you do everything a special interest tells you to do?
Back in the late aughts Victory Gardens were all over the place, remember? Let’s look back to that time in aught-seven when “guerrilla gardeners” took over the land in front of some lady’s apartment complex at Fulton and Stanyan and just started gardening.
It was beautiful vandalism, man. The venture had lots of support from the City and NGOs, that’s for sure. But things didn’t work out.
Here’s how it looked back in 2007…
Via IndyBay, image reversed for your pleasure
And now the transformation is complete. Here’s the scene in 2014 – the former garden is now a fully-paved parking lot:
And now you know the rest of the story…