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Pregunta al experto: Consejos antes de instalar un invernadero en casa

Tener un invernadero en casa permite poder disfrutar de un rincón donde cultivar semilleros, plantas tropicales o mantener a buen recaudo esas especies que más te interesa tener resguardadas en el frío invierno. Pero una estructura de este tipo requiere varias consideraciones previas. Si estás pensando en construir un invernadero, quizá deberías analizar antes algunas de las cuestiones que te planteamos aquí.

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Parklet of the Week

#ParkletSF of the week: #parklet at Cheese Plus. Design-build by Ron Stanford of Step 3 Studio. (photo by David Leong Photography)

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New parklet opens outside Simple Pleasures on outer Balboa

The Richmond District's second parklet opened on Saturday in front of Simple Pleasures Cafe at 3434 Balboa near 35th Avenue. The budget for the parklet was $26,000, one of the most expensive in the city to date. Unlike most city parklets, this one is spacious. Because the parking on that block of Balboa is slanted, the parklet is much deeper than a typical one. It took over 3 parking spaces in total.

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An Urban Greenhouse Overflows With Edibles

They hired architect Ron Stanford to revive the crumbling orchid house. After tearing it down to its foundation, he framed the new 125-square-foot greenhouse with recycled old-growth fir and added stock aluminum windows and a custom steel truss. Cowan, a holistic and food-based doctor, requested a walkable roof, now accessible by metal ship's stairs. "The clients gave us some real trust. It's a beautiful site, and they gave us pretty much free rein," Stanford says.

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Greenhouse Enlivens Bernal Heights Home

In the backyard of a Bernal Heights cottage, perched on a hill overlooking a panoramic view of San Francisco, is a two-story greenhouse. Inside, a lemon tree, sunflower sprouts, Swiss chard, 'Chadwick' cherry tomatoes, Italian Genovese basil and 'Chelsea Prize' English cucumbers grow directly out of the ground.

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NOPA Gets a New Parklet on Fulton Street

The North Panhandle's second parklet is under construction with completion expected within the next several days. Located on Fulton at Divisadero in front of the busy Cafe Abir and Tsunami Sushi Panhandle, the parklet replaces two parking spaces and provides a long, continuous bench for outdoor seating. Movable tables and chairs will be positioned on the smooth, concrete pavers that expand the normally crowded sidewalk. Another feature of the Fulton parklet design is the addition of a built-up corners for an enhanced sense of protection from traffic.

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