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Graze the Roof at Glide: Rooftop Garden Opening Celebration

Friday, September 26, 2008
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Maya Donelson
Location Details:
Glide Memorial Church
330 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

This summer the rooftop at Glide Memorial, a progressive church & nonprofit located in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, has been transformed into an edible, community-produced vegetable garden! Under the project leadership of Maya Donelson, the rooftop has grown into a demonstration of local, urban, sustainable, Do-It-Ourselves food production. The rooftop features soil-less gardening vegetable growers; Earthboxes, a brand of self-watering container; customized, lightweight garden beds made from shipping pallets and milk crates; a worm composting system and an educational mural which ties the whole project together.

Throughout the summer, community volunteers from throughout the Bay Area and Glide youth all contributed to create the garden.

Come celebrate the fruits of this summer's labor with us, take a garden tour, and kick off the National Day of Action for Green Jobs one day early at our opening reception on Friday, September 26th from 4:30 to 7:00. The event will take place at Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis St. in San Francisco. Speakers include Project Organizer Maya Donelson, representatives from Green For All, Bay Localize, and leaders in the green roof industry.

We will be accepting donations for program development and garden maintenance at this event.

This project was inspired by the work and support of Bay Localize and made possible by a Slingshot Grant Award, a joint venture between CLIF Mojo and Focus the Nation to empower young people to propel creative global warming solutions into action. Many thanks go to the donations and support of Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility, Six Degrees of Sustainability, the East Bay & San Francisco Permaculture Community, Hyphae Design Laboratory, Garden for the Environment, Thomas Azwell, Michael Zuckerman & Temple SF, General Hydroponics, American Soil and Stone, and all the volunteers who came out to support the build out of this garden.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 16, 2008 4:39PM
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