Cultivating the Native Garden

Event Details

Date:
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM

Cultivating the Native Garden

Vestiges of San Francisco’s native ecology exist all around the city from the oak woodlands of Golden Gate Park to the coastal bluffs of Baker Beach. A great “gardening” effort is underway throughout the city to restore these native habitats in San Francisco’s urban environment. These projects that re-imagine San Francisco in geologic time are animated by the vision of cultivating the complex web of interactions that exist between plant and animal species within indigenous ecologies – humans included.

Peter Brastow, Director of Nature in the City and Lewis Stringer, Ecologist with the Presidio Trust join us to discuss the environmental philosophy behind their work as well as the ambitious projects underway throughout the city including the Tennessee Hollow Watershed Project in the Presidio and restoration efforts on Yerba Buena Island, Mt. Sutro and on San Francisco Park and Recreation lands. We will also be joined by filmmaker Andrea Dunlap who will screen excerpts from her work in progress, The Seedling Project.