Sunday, May 16, 2010
I’m kinda sorry to say that this garden is no longer with us. It was designed as a one-season demonstration project (photo-op?) in front of San Francisco’s city hall, back in 2008. As you can tell, the beds, made from bags of straw, were meant for easy disassembly, and planted with annual vegetables and flowers.
The garden showcased urban, organic food production for Slow Food Nation and Victory Gardens 2008+, plus about a billion other sponsors, government agencies and non-profits that have jumped on the local food bandwagon. (Yeehaw!) Also, veggies were donated to the SF Food Bank.
Kelsey (the on-site coordinator we met there) explained that they really hadn’t been sure how well things would grow in these experimental plots. Fortunately, (with a lot of work by staff and volunteers) it turned out awesome.
Other city and state capitols have been sprouting more permanent gardens. The folks in Vancouver (Why are they always so ahead of the game?) and Maria Shriver in Sacramento are two examples. Growing food in public places has never looked so good!
Slow Food Nation Victory Garden
Posted by Susan at 1:36 PM