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Join the 350 Kitchen Garden Challenge

It’s everywhere, this idea of growing food in small spaces, at home; anywhere there’s some light and space.

And there’s a group who wants to help you do it too!  Do you have a balcony, patio, or a yard?  You could be one of the new wave of urban gardens growing food to help the environment, the over burdened sewer system and your self!

Already have a kitchen garden?  Register it with the project and be counted as working towards positive change!

Maybe you don’t have anywhere to plant your own kitchen garden but would like to be involved?  You can volunteer to help install gardens, meet other folks and go the the party at the Hayes Valley Farm at the end of the afternoon!

So what’s happening you ask?

In a single day 350 San Francisco yards, balconies and community spaces will be transformed into bountiful food gardens, bringing local food production back to our 7 square miles. Kitchen Garden SF and Hayes Valley Farm host a global environmental work day with garden installations, maintenance and harvesting, workshops, a harvest party at Hayes Valley Farm and a bike tour of urban farms built on formerly vacant land.Stand up to be counted, register your kitchen garden action now!
Be one of the 350 Kitchen Garden Challengers and show the world that you have a
solution to climate change, growing your own food! Register here.

Always wanted a kitchen garden but don’t know where to start?
Kitchen Garden Sf can help! Register a garden action and let us know what kiind of help you need.
Register here.

Want to volunteer in someone else’s garden?
Join the 350 Kitchen Garden Challenge and help out your neighbors. Register here.

By signing up soon, you can get help with design, planting, get compost and supplies, as well as  seeds and seedings for your new kitchen garden.


New Study Analyzes Traffic Around Former Central Freeway

Image: SFCTA

The Central Freeway sections damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 have been replaced by such a distinctive Octavia Boulevard, for many San Franciscans the double-decked behemoth that used to dominate the neighborhood has become a distant memory. Most of the traffic the freeway carried, however, has not disappeared and now city planners are tracking its displacement on city streets and devising scenarios for reducing it to make surrounding neighborhoods more hospitable to transit, pedestrians and cyclists.

New Study Analyzes Traffic Around Former Central Freeway []