A Farm Grows in San Francisco, Where A Freeway Once Stood

A group of San Francisco farmers are turning a former freeway into a productive urban farm.
February 9, 2010, 2pm PST | Tim Halbur
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The project organizers were invited by Mayor Newsom to turn the unused lot into farmland, and received a $50,000 grant
from the mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Matthew Roth writes, "The new Hayes Valley Farm (HVF) inverts the paradigm and reclaims the space for city dwellers, if only temporarily. "We call it 'freeway to food forest,'" explained Chris Burley, Project Director for HVF and former organizer of My Farm. Burley was joined by nearly fifty volunteers at a HVF work party Sunday. "We're trying to create a successful, sustainable urban farm in the heart of San Francisco.""

Thanks to Matthew Roth

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Published on Monday, February 8, 2010 in Streetsblog San Francisco
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