Urban Farmers Given More San Francisco Land to Till

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010  |  Updated 4:35 PM PDT
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The City's latest adventure in urban farming comes in the form of a community garden.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was scheduled to break ground Tuesday on a "a new garden at a steam powerhouse owned by the Department of Public Works" on the corner of McAllister and Larkin streets.

The project is part of a larger movement in the City to turn over vacant city owned land to residents to grow flowers, veggies and more.

On Laguna Street, under the ashes of the old Central Freeway, residents were given a $50,000 grant from the City to convert an empty lot into an urban farm.

Just last week the farm sprouted fava beans and the green thumbed city dwellers decided to throw a party.

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