We did it, San Francisco –
We achieved the 350 Kitchen Garden Challenge!
On October 10, 2010, hundreds of people came out to show our politicians and the world that we have a solution to climate change – growing our own food! San Franciscans joined people all over the world to create new ways to decrease the CO2 in our atmosphere. With your help, San Francisco was one of 350.org‘s 7347 events around the globe and we had fun at the same time!
Thanks to the boundless energy of volunteers a network of kitchen gardens is spreading across San Francisco like hypha centered around a neighborhood resource center that provided finished compost, mulch, plants and seeds. The network also included local community gardens, farms, school and parks that shared volunteers and resources and opened their gates on the special 10.10.10 workday.
The great synergy created a closed loop of waste and renewal. Hayes Valley Farm, located on a former freeway on and off ramp, hosted the 350 Garden Action Day to decrease carbon emissions. Hundreds of people came out to celebrate growing food together. Recology, San Francisco’s waste management providers, delivered 60 cubic yards of finished compost made from San Francisco green waste to Hayes Valley Farm where it was used in food gardens throughout San Francisco.
The 350 Garden Action Day brought out hundreds of garden actions, volunteers, local food enthusiasts and bicyclists interested in the growing urban agriculture movement in San Francisco, read more.