Mary Jo Sutton, who witnessed this incident on Dec. 23, thinks it was a County Line truck.
Same rut viewed from the opposite end near the corner of the Tomatero Farms space.
Turf under the Tomatero space oozed up between individual sheets of plywood several weeks ago. The correct solution would have been tighter joints. Instead, rubber mats were substituted which ultimately cause more – rather than less damage.
This is the Inzana Ranch space which I broached during our conference call several weeks ago. The plywood that was promised wasn’t installed and this is the result.
Turf in this space is heavily worn and there’s also a recent tire track. Palm fronds were used in what was likely, a vain attempt to absorb moisture.
Turf on the opposite side of the asphalt roadway is heavily worn, with damage made even more unsightly due to use of rubber mats.
At the 4th Sunday work day on the 23rd, Mary Jo Sutton (Splash Pad’s Grand Crew Plant Guru) complained about ice and water which is discriminately dumped around the park. Ice kills sensitive plants and, in liquid form, it encourages the growth of fungi, disturbs the soil and can negatively impact drought-tolerant plants in the Native Garden. A policy needs to be drafted specifying when, where and if, ice and clean water (totally free of vegetable matter) can be disposed of on park grounds. Meanwhile, we’ll want to include a “place holder” in that portion of the lease agreement that discusses market trash disposal.
Trash (almost entirely market-related) that was picked up under and within a 15 foot radius of the Capay Farms booth on December 23, 2018. It included vegetable scraps, Capay vegetable ties, cardboard inserts and more.
These last two photos were taken during the October 28, 2018 volunteer work day. The pile consists almost exclusively of items that were related to either farmers market patrons or vendors. The table and banner in the background were left by Achadina Cheese Company. According to Jonny, it was by prior arrangement, but the person designated to pick up, never did so. In prior years, we’ve found a very large quantity of granulated sugar dumped in the gutter; two coolers full of product left by East/West Bolani; a 4-foot long skewer from Roli Roti; canopy parts and lots more. Our point is that management has rarely, if ever, been diligent about inspecting the park before departing the grounds.
After sorting through the above trash pile on October 28, we photographed these Capay Farm materials. As mentioned above, they seem to be the worst offender week after week.