Pulling Arsenic from the Santa Fe Right-of-Way

Pulling Arsenic from the Santa Fe Right-of-Way
Several years ago, San Pablo Park neighbors organized to plant a community orchard in one of the grassy vacant lots that crosses diagonally through their neighborhood. The string of vacant lots is part of the Santa Fe Right-of-Way, an old railroad corridor that ran north-south west of Sacramento Street. Other parts of the Santa Fe… Read more »

Building Raised Beds for Planting

Building Raised Beds for Planting
Thinking of building a raised bed this summer? There are several reasons why you might choose to build an above-ground structure in which to grow vegetables, herbs, and other plants: -To avoid toxics in the soil such as lead or arsenic -To avoid the drainage problems that heavily impacted or clay soils can present -To… Read more »