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Looking through the entrance of the Garden for the Environment towards one of the outdoor classrooms. Photo: Blair Randall, GFE executive director

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Along a busy avenue in San Francisco, a half acre of the urban landscape has been transformed into a thriving garden. A flourishing, vibrant hedgerow of water-wise plants including Ceanothus thrysiflorus, Leucadendron salignum, and Cistus ×skanbergii, announces the Garden for the Environment (GFE), a non-profit educational and water-wise demonstration garden.

Composting workshops at the Garden for the Environment are hands-on. Photo: Blair Randall, GFE executive director

Features at GFE include a small-scale urban food production plot, water-wise landscaping, a rainwater harvesting system, a three-part compost station, innumerable fruit trees, a greenhouse, and two outdoor classrooms. All of which spectacularly support the GFE mission to teach San Franciscans sustainable gardening skills so that in turn, they can po...

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