Victory over Bureaucracy = Edible Civic Center Garden

Before It’s pretty amazing to witness the transformation from grass to edible landscape over at the Civic Center. They’ve torn out the lawn, carted it away, and designed these gorgeous circular beds. Saturday, July 11th was planting day and what a wonderful day! These plants are putting down roots in the same spot where the World War II Civic Center Victory Garden sat. At one point 40% of the produce consumed in the US was grown in Victory Gardens. We can do it again!

Victory Gardens 2008 + partnered with Slow Food Nation and City Slicker Farms to create this garden. On September 21st the garden will be harvested and the harvest donated to the San Francisco Food Bank.

It was a great day and felt historic. This movement has been going on for awhile now, but it’s been pretty easy to ignore for those who don’t pay attention to such things. It’s pretty hard to miss now!

This is a start, but I wish the garden could be permanent.

Planting
At the height of planting.

American
Native foods of the Americas bed

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Blogplay
This entry was posted in community, food justice, food news, food sustainability. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Comment

  1. Posted July 14, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    THAT is SOOOOO pissa!!! I love it!!! What a great idea!!!

Post a Reply to Rocky

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Buy My Books



  • Shop Chronicle Books

    Cookbook

  • Archives


  • Categories


  • Connect with Vanessa

    Twitter Facebook RSS

    Enter your email address to
    receive my blog posts via email:
    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Copyright Information

    The recipes and images on this site belong to Vanessa Barrington. Feel free to link here and if you’d like to use a recipe or image, please ask permission first. Thank you.