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.
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 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.
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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.