At Fell and Laguna Street in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley you’ll see an unexpected sight: amidst the dense housing and traffic are 2.2 acres of greenery. The Hayes Valley Farm dates back to January 24th, 2010, when the city officially opened the land for this non-profit community run exercise in urban agriculture. The lot was originally freeway which had been damaged by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Hayes Valley Farm offers classes including composting, apiculture, greenhouse growing, local plants, and garden design. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to lend a hand.
The farm has always been a temporary endeavor: after two to five years the city will move forward with plans to develop the space. For the time being, however, the Hayes Valley Farm stands as a great example of urban agriculture in action.
Photo Credit and Info:
www.hayesvalleyfarm.com web site, 14 February 2010.