Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Flowers, Autumn Abundance

Each of the photos tells a story; these are stories of seasonality, microclimate, taste, color, texture, habitat, nourishment, learning, community and wonder.

As we work together in community week after week, we learn more and more about the rooftop where we garden. The potential for growing an abundant food system in the Tenderloin is huge! We aspire offer our abundant harvest to the GLIDE kitchen so that a fresh salad of mixed heirloom greens or fresh herbs to season and flavor can be enjoyed by those benefitting from the meals program at least once a week.

Yesterday during the volunteer workday, we planted six heads of garlic, built foundations to support our milk-crate container raised beds, and marveled at the robust size of our arugula growing at the base of the lime tree.

We had visits from nurses who work in the health clinic on the 6th floor, they enjoy their lunch in the garden every Thursday, past volunteers and students from UC Berkeley interested in helping to raise awareness about Graze the Roof throughout San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.

Under the hot autumn sun, we laughed, celebrated, turned and sifted compost, planted and created.

We hope you'll join us next Thursday from 10a-2p for our weekly opportunity to support the food forest atop GLIDE Memorial Church.

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