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 on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11AM to 5PM, 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.