Please Touch Community Garden is a community arts space where diverse groups of people are invited to freely and safely interact. This public space celebrates the abundant possibility that is often difficult to see in our urban environment.
As an interim-use project on public land, Please Touch Community Garden is an evolving transformation of neglected commons into a community asset. While highlighting the intersection of art and public life, the space also serves as a demonstration of various techniques and strategies for growing food in an urban environment.
"...and how it lives and breathes in an ever unfolding world." This invitation is part of the mission of Intersection for the Arts, a San Francisco arts and community development organization. Please Touch Community Garden is proud to be part of the Intersection's Incubator Program.
Project O is pleased to present Worth Your Salt, an immersive installation and ongoing-research and interview project by San Francisco-based artist Annie Albagli. The installation and performance series focuses on the stories of San Francisco’s Bayview Older Adult Community Choir and their intersecting histories with the landscape along the Bay’s shore. This work combines interview recordings, video collaborations, songs and recounted personal narratives experienced within a hot salt room. More information, including a schedule of events can be found here and the official press release is here.
Worth Your Salt is presented in partnership with Intersection for the Arts as part of the INTERSECT SF Series funded by Grants for the Arts, Project O, and a generous grant by The Zellerbach Family Foundation.
In 2010, artist GK Callahan partnered with the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to embark on an ambitious project - the greening of a public eyesore into a multi-use community space that would be accessible to all, regardless of disability. Please Touch Community Garden has grown from that vision. Located on public land, the garden is an example of an interim-use solution, and also serves as a demonstration space for various urban agriculture strategies.
The space is currently open to the public Wednesday afternoons from 12-4P and by appointment. Please respect our Zero Waste Policy by planning to carry out anything you bring to the site, including all food and beverage containers. Please ask before harvesting or otherwise altering any plants - it is our intent to share from abundance whenever reasonable. Additional community guidelines can be found here.
In 2012, the project was accepted into the Incubator Program of the Intersection for the Arts. The Intersection is the 501c3 fiscal sponsor of Please Touch Community Garden - tax-deductible donations can be made by clicking on the button below and choosing Please Touch Community Garden from the project list.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
Worth Your Salt Opening Reception
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
10:30-11:30A Garden Chat with GK Callahan, Founder of Please Touch Garden
12:00-1:00P Toning Workshop #1 directed by Maestro and Nola Curtis
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
Healing Movement Workshop #1 with Kim Zitzow
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We are a Member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, networking and consulting for artists. Intersection is San Francisco's oldest alternative arts space, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts. Visit www.theintersection.org.