San Francisco Victory Garden Complete
After 10 days and with the help of more than 150 volunteers, the Victory Garden in front of San Francisco’s City Hall is complete! Over the weekend more than 4,000 plants of lettuce, tomatoes, beans, flowers, and herbs, that had been started as seedlings in Oakland at City Slicker Farms were moved into the raised beds. The mayor of San Francisco was there to help as was the founder of the slow food movement Alice Waters. Together they planted lettuce and spoke of the need to “make fresh, local food available to everyone.” Crops from the Victory Garden will go to local food banks and many will be harvested over the Slow Food Nation 08 event happening Aug. 29-Sept. 1. On the 30th and 31st live bands will be playing all day at the Slow Food Rocks Event. The billing so far includes: Ozomatli, Gnarles Barkley, The New Pornographers, and Medeski Martin and Wood.
Check the Slow Food Blog for continued updates and additional opportunities to volunteer.