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Slow Food Nation--Victory Garden

Slow Food Nation weekend is underway in San Francisco. I plan to be at several events.The Victory Garden has become lush and beautiful, so I wanted to show some pictures. These were taken last Sunday morning, August 23. If you want to know more about Slow Food Nation Events, see their website at www.slowfoodnation.org

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The sight of vegetables flourishing in front of San Francisco's City Hall is astonishing and joyful. Since the July 12 plantout the plants have grown dramatically. There is a tower of blooming scarlet runner beans, corn, tomatoes, greens of all kinds and small beds of native flowers.  


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There was once a farm here. Italian American farmers worked in several parts of San Francisco in the 1800s, and one farm was on the future site of City Hall.

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The garden is in the place where once there was a pond, more recently a stetch of lawn. It will be the site of the Slow Food Nation Marketplace today through Sunday August 31st, and then will remain until September 21. After that? Don't know. I hear rumblings about it being moved to a different location.




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Prefer flowers? Several plantings of flowers show some lovely combinations.







2008 August 071 copy 72 And of course there is a compost pile, surrounded with the same rice straw bales as the rest of the garden beds. All in all the garden is a wonderful sight. Hope you get to see it!