Friday, February 24, 2012

STREETS for PEOPLE - SILVER LAKE PLAZA :: Urban Greening / Plant Donation

A Call for Volunteers and Plant Donations

Los Angeles’ pilot pedestrian plaza will open in March of 2012 and will be located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. The one block of Griffith Park Blvd. (between Sunset Blvd., Maltman Ave. and Edgecliffe Dr.) will be converted into a pedestrian plaza named “Sunset Triangle Plaza”. The periphery of the plaza will be lined with potted planters and the space will contain moveable tables and chairs and a playfully decorated street surface.

The plaza has been developed by the City of Los Angeles and Streets for People (S4P). The mission of Streets For People (S4P) is to inexpensively repurpose underused portions of streets, changing them into vibrant public spaces, and turning streets for cars into streets for people.

We are looking for donations of plants that will fill the space as well as volunteers to help with the planting. Specifically we are looking for green, native, drought tolerant plants. Our wish list includes: Leymus Condensatus "Canyon Prince", 
Agave Attenuata "Fox Tale Agave", Senecio Cylindricus "Narrow Leaf Chalksticks", Aeonium Species "Green Aeonium", Lantana "New Gold", Lavandula "Goodwin Creek Grey Lavender", Phlomus Fruticosa "Jerusalem Sage" and Cassia Leptophulla "Gold Medallion Tree"
DATE/TIME: Plant donations can be dropped off to Micheltorena Elementary School Garden (1511 Micheltorena St.) 
 on Saturday February 25th from 10am-2pm. Volunteering activities will be located at 1523 Griffith Park Boulevard on Friday, March 2nd from 10am - 2pm and Saturday, March 3rd from 2-6pm. 
LOCATION: PLANT DONATIONS: Micheltorena Elementary School Garden, 1511 Micheltorena St., Los Angeles. VOLUNTEERING: 1523 Griffith Park Boulevard, Los Angeles.

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