As urban dwellers, City residents may not have enormous backyards and front lawns to create large, lush gardens. However, Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) helps home-owners and neighborhood groups get trees planted on modest sidewalk plots throughout the City, transforming your front steps into an urban oasis. Contact FUF for free trees and technical assistance or learn how to plant your own trees. If you want to start with simple simple potted plants or window boxes to brighten up your block, educate yourself on vegetation suitable for the Bay Area climate at PlantSF and get tips for gardening without a yard