Urban farm makes use of former freeway site while development waits
Hayes Valley Farm is a 2.2-acre non-profit community-run farm and urban agriculture education and research project located in the heart of San Francisco.
Rebar was part of the original team that conceived of, planned, and fundraised to create the farm. Rebar worked closely with the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco, The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, the Public Utilities Commission, and the Department of Public Works to open the gates to the formerly vacant lot and bring in essential infrastructure. Rebar partnered with S12 Architects in the design and construction of the farm’s greenhouse, and worked closely with the HVF team to develop the farm’s current logo.
The farm is currently operated by a vibrant staff and community volunteers and offers a wide variety of educational and hands-on workshops. Check the farms’ website for current volunteer opportunities and event listings.
Rebar is grateful for the generous support from the Seed Fund for this project.
Date: January 2011–Present
Client: Mayor’s Office of San Francisco, The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, Public Utilities Commission, Department of Public Works
Location: Hayes Valley Neighborhood, San Francisco, CA