The lawn of San Francisco's City Hall will undergo a transformation from grass carpet to edible garden. The installation of the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden marks the first time that City Hall has hosted an edible garden since 1943. We will begin by pulling up turf (which will be replanted in other parts of the City's green areas) and planting beets, lettuce, kale and many other heritage varieties of vegetables. The food grown in the garden--most of which will be ready for harvest during Slow Food Nation's Labor Day event--will be donated to those with limited access to healthy, organic produce through a partnership with local food banks and meal programs.
The Slow Food Nation Victory Garden will serve as a demonstration and education centerpiece leading up to and following our Labor Day event, providing visitors the opportunity to learn about urban food production practices.
We're looking for volunteers--experienced gardeners and novices alike--to help us keep the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden thriving from July - September 2008. For more details and to enroll as a Victory Garden Volunteer, please email your contact information and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Victory Garden" in the subject line.