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Portable Gardens Move Into Urban San Francisco Space

The Yerba Buena District Street Life Plan starts off its 10-year life to improve public space by placing six mobile gardens in parts of the district that have more concrete and asphalt than vegetation, reports John King for San Francisco Chronicle.

Yerba Buena District Street Life Plan is trying to remedy the problems created during the neighborhoods 1960s-style urban renewal. The 6x16 portable red Dumpster bins will have different themed vegetation.

"This isn't simply the latest twist on the parklet theme, which in the past year has moved from the city's bohemian edge to its downtown core. The parkmobiles signal San Francisco's most ambitious effort yet to improve the large, urban landscape in small, fluid ways - an effort set, tellingly, in a district that symbolizes old-school urban renewal."

Full Story: 'Parkmobiles' bring taste of nature to urban S.F.

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