Subsidized Home Food Gardening Program

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From: Martin Greenhut

Subject: San Francisco Subsidized Home Food Gardening Program

VICTORY GARDENS

VICTORY GARDENS 2007+ calls for a more active role for cities in shaping agricultural and food policy. It is a concept currently in development with the city of San Francisco that would provide a subsidized home gardening program for individuals and neighborhoods. This program offers tools, training & materials for urban dwellers to participate in a city-wide transformation of underutilized backyards- turning them into productive growing spaces. The project draws from the historical model of the 1940's American Victory Garden program to provide a basis for developing urban agriculture as a viable form of sustainable food practice in the city.

The program is a two year pilot project that supports the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops and unused land into food production areas. VG2007+ has the mission to create and support a citywide network of urban farmers by (1) growing, distributing and supporting starter kits for home gardeners, (2) educating through lessons, exhibitions and web sites and (3) starting and maintaining a city seed bank.

The program seeks the power to reinhabit some of the original Victory Garden space in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and perform the duties of development, maintenance, and operation.

//www.futurefarmers.com/victorygardens/


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