With support from San Francisco's Community Challenge Grant program (CCG) Sutro Stewards are working to install additional native plants and create interpretive signs on Mount Sutro and UCSF Parnassus campus. New native plants will be planted in Rotary Meadow, as well as the landscaping along the busy sidewalks of Parnassus and Irving streets.
We are excited to partner with Jane Kim of Ink Dwell Studio for this project. Jane will be creating all the illustrations for the interpretive signs, featuring native plants and animals. The signs will highlight the relationships between animals and plants, showing that even in the city we can have a little bit if wild. Anyone can add native plants to their garden, yard, balcony, or sidewalk planting and help create habitat for the local birds, bees, butterflies, and other critters that make their home in the urban landscape.
With the help of UCSF staff and Sutro Stewards volunteers, over 130 plants have been planted and close to 30 service hours contributed by volunteers. More plants are slated to be added to Irving Street and Rotary Meadow this month.
More updates to come! Including more planting and sneak peaks at our new signs. Thank you to CCG funding this project, and UCSF and Ink Dwell for partnering with us.