With so much of the East Bay already developed, steep hillside gardens are becoming increasingly important for providing outdoor space. Steep sites often require extra structural work to carve out terraces and walkways. The challenge presented by retaining walls in the garden has a flip side – new opportunities for unique garden features. At this

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Chris Hecht, Wendy Wilde, and I put together a plan for this pocket garden, soon to be under construction. Watch for it as you get off Highway 24, Claremont exit. Many thanks to DaVita, Scenic Streets, and RCPC for making this community garden happen!