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Gardens Not Concrete

The curb appeal at Argonne Elementary School in the Richmond just went up. Argonne School was picked to take part in a pilot program called "Grey 2 Green," which helps residents convert their sidewalks into landscaped areas. After three months of hard work, 240 square feet of sidewalk in front of the school was converted into gardens with 15 varieties of California native plants. "We have seen concrete sidewalk, where people dump trash, transformed into a learning and community meeting place, where students delight in the butterflies that visit and neighbors pause to give us a smile and express appreciation for making our street more beautiful," said Tina Eshaghpour, Parent Teacher Organization Green Argonne Chair. [Richmond SF]