Growing Home Community Garden
A garden for the homeless and housed springs up on an interim use site
The Growing Home Community Garden is a 1/2 acre garden in the Hayes Valley Neighborhood operated by Project Homeless Connect where both homeless and housed San Franciscans work side-by-side to grow nutritious food, access green space, and build community.
The garden and the education program was conceived of by Judith Klain, Executive Director of Project Homeless Connect, designed by Rebar, and built by community volunteers and the San Francisco Department of Public Works. Recology provided enormous support for the garden in the form of reclaimed building materials as well as the recycled, crushed concrete paving that was once the Central Artery Freeway adjacent to the garden site, and provided hundreds of volunteer hours on garden construction.
The Growing Home Community Garden was awarded the 2010 Neighborhood Empowerment Network Award for Best Community Challenge Grant Project.
Date: Summer 2010
Location: Hayes Valley Neighborhood, San Francisco, CA