Local efforts are so important… here is more information on this great new garden!
Broadway Gardens is a new educational garden that is replacing the derelict mini-park and an asphalt parking pad located at Broadway and Himmelman.
Gardening, Education and Self-esteem
The Broadway Gardens program is modeled after the Alice Waters Edible Schoolyard Project in Berkeley and is similar to several school gardens in San Francisco. The program will educate children about growing sustainable foods, increase their self-esteem and improve their attitude toward school. A gardening area for seniors is also planned.
Demolition of the derelict structures began in October and the grounds will be ready for planting by the spring of 2009.
Public Private Partnership
This project is a public private partnership to create an educational school garden and improve an area that has been severely neglected in one of the most visited and underserved areas of the City. The lead agency for the City is the Department of Public Works.
Broadway Gardens has broad support from the community, including Jean Parker Elementary School located at the entrance to the Broadway Tunnel and St. Mary’s Chinese School in Our Lady of the Guadalupe Church, both of which are project participants. Russian Hill Neighbors is the project sponsor on the community side and is providing financial support along with the San Francisco Parks Trust.
We are continuing to seek contributions and welcome donations of materials and supplies, volunteer time and/or money.
For more information:
Contact Dian Blomquist at firstname.lastname@example.org