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What's Growing in Your Empty Lot?

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In San Francisco, where people tend to like their politics radical and their architecture sentimental, they also tend to runner beans and chard. Two years ago we had the ridiculous ornamental vegetable garden in front City Hall, but fear not. Marie Antoinette is gone and the community garden and free food movement is amongst us. Until recently just another empty lot to whiz by headed south on Gough Street, The Free Farm is planting a vegetable garden (above) where St. Paulus Lutheran church stood from 1893 until it's fiery end in 1995 and gives away the week's production from a stand in The Mission. More on all this peak growing season at the SF Bay Guardian with a guide to volunteering and courses on such hot urban DIY gardening topics as grey water irrigation, bee keeping, and chickens.
· The Free Farm [The Free Farm]
· St.Paulus [NoeHill]
· Pioneers, O Urban Pioneers [SFBG]