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A Virtual Outing: Botanizing San Francisco’s Urban Staircases

Saturday, May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Greenbelt Alliance as we climb urban staircases in San Francisco’s Castro district.

Many of us walk around San Francisco not realizing that the plants we see come from all over the world and are often grown and admired in greenhouses and conservatories in other parts of the country. Zena Kolbe-Saltzman will lead us up two picturesque staircases above the Castro to identify the different plants we see, explain their origins, and tell how they are impacting our urban environment.

PRESENTER: Zena Kolbe-Saltzman

COST: Free

NOTES: If you have any questions about this event, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x 321.

Zena Kolbe-Saltzman is a garden and floral designer based in Oakland. Born and raised in San Francisco, she spent 5 years after college working at gardens around the world including Longwood Gardens, Royal Botanical Garden Kew, and Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens. Upon every return to her hometown, she is continuously amazed by the number of different plants that can grow in our urban environment. Zena is passionate about sharing her knowledge and connecting with others interested in ameliorating environmental consciousness in the Bay Area.


Greenbelt Alliance
(415) 543-6771