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there’s corn growing in the sidewalk across the street! urban gardens of Hancock Street

urban garden, corn growing in the sidewalk on Hancock Street


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Originally uploaded by markevnic72

I was amazed to see stalks of corn growing on my street, in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco. Not only is there corn, there are immense (and surprisingly gorgeous!) artichoke plants, swiss chard, cabbage. . . It’s all part of an amazing urban micro-garden project planted by our neighbors, and made possible by Friends of the Urban Forest, a nonprofit organization which provides the manpower (and permits) to break through the concrete of the sidewalk, and then amends the soil for planting whatever the homeowner chooses. Gardens like this one prove the potential of even the smallest plots of land to provide food. (in this case 3′ x 9′) I want to see more of these in neighborhoods everywhere!

urban garden on hancock street, artichoke plant growing from the sidewalk

urban garden on hancock street, artichoke plant growing from the sidewalk

urban vegetable garden of Hancock Street

urban vegetable garden of Hancock Street

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