Geneva Community Garden

eneva Community Garden_Concept Plan

Geneva Ave Strip is located in District 11 at Geneva and Delano Avenues. This 10,427 sf undeveloped site contains a few fruit and evergreen trees, and was overgrown with invasive ivy and pampas grass. This narrow site is on a hillside with 20’ of grade difference. Initiated by community interest in 2009, Supervisor Avalos secured $30,000 for the planning of a new community garden.

In April and June 2010, the Recreation and Park Department mailed out public notices and presented concept plans at the District 11 Council monthly meetings. The meeting participants support a concept plan that depicts the following, which was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in June 2010:
– Primary entrance and public bench along Delano Ave
– Accessible area of common amenities, including tool shed, compost bins,
greenhouse and picnic table
– 52 garden plots (includes wheelchair-accessible plots) and a demonstration plot
– Decorative trellises at the entry and along the north property line
– Bulk-materials drop-off area and satellite common amenities on the west end of the
– Wrought-iron, perimeter fencing along the sidewalk
– 12” widening of the sidewalk
– Preservation of 3 existing fruit trees
– Additional street trees along Geneva Ave (subject to DPW approval)
– Solar-powered lights
2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Community Opportunity Fund monies in the amount of $250,000 will be used to fund Phase I of this project. Should additional funding be identified and allocated, Phase II can be completed to quadruple the capacity to accommodate the public in community gardening.

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