Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saturday, April 16th - Sites and Events

The April 16th event will focus on the gardens and farms in Hayes Valley and the Western Addition: The Hayes Valley Farm, The Free Farm and the Growing Home Community Garden. Participants will be required to sign a waiver in order to enter each garden or farm, but all activities on site throughout the day are free.

Zero Waste Goal: Our event is designed to be a zero waste event. We are working hard to only create and utilize reusable or compostable materials at the garden or farm onsite. Additionally, most of the materials used for the event will divert waste from the dump. Most of the materials and art supplies for the event are from Recology or reused/repurposed materials donations.

We ask all visitors to help us with our goal of zero waste. Please refrain from bringing waste (particularly anything plastic) to SF Refresh or the garden and farm sites.

Art Projects: Several art projects (created by Melissa Lareau and Ilyse Magy) will appear at multiple sites throughout the day. These projects are designed to beautify the garden/farm spaces, inspire wellness and to help us work towards more loving, peaceful, green lives and communities. Projects at the April 16th event include: We Forgive You Letters; Affirmation Murals; Thoughts Matter; Imagination Station; Affirmation and Forgiveness Trees, Trellis and Fences; Meet the Artist: Mother Earth Exhibit; Mural Painting and Sidewalk Chalk Art.

4pm Hour of Meditation and Mindfulness: In partnership with the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, While there will be opportunities for meditation and mindfulness throughout the day, this hour will dedicated only to meditation and mindfulness practices. Join us for interfaith opportunity to try out many types of mindfulness and meditation and find out works for you. We also hope to dramatically increase the amount of positive energy in San Francisco to see if we can make a noticeable difference in the city. Have a meditation or mindfulness practice you'd be willing to lead? Learn more about how to get involved here.

Below you will find a list of all the activities for the day, followed by a list of all the gardens and farms with public hours on April 16th.

All Events (click on the events to find more information and the location)
[Green = Hayes Valley Farm; Purple = Free Farm; Brown = Growing Home Community Garden]:

Gardens open for visiting, not participating in SF Refresh Events on April 16th:
Garden For the Environment:
+ Open to visitors from dawn to dusk
+ Garden volunteer hours from 10am-4pm

Alice Street Community Garden: at the end of the one-block Lapu-Lapu Street, off Harrison between Third and Fourth streets
+ Open dawn to dusk

Visitation Valley Greenway Community Garden: Arleta between Alpha and Rutland, Visitation Valley

Potrero Hill Community Garden, San Bruno Ave/20th Street, Potrero Hill
+ Open dawn to dusk

Fort Mason Community Garden, behind Administration Building, Fort Mason
+ Open dawn to dusk

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