TNDC Garden Expansion Plan: Planting the Seeds for a Healthier Community

Thanks to the generous individuals who attended our Annual Birthday Dinner, we raised nearly $43,000 of the $50,000 needed to expand our Tenderloin People’s Garden. Designs are underway to create three additional gardens in TNDC buildings, increasing the supply of fresh vegetables to residents.

TNDC’s Tenderloin People’s Garden began in 2010 with the transformation of a once vacant lot into a vibrant and vital community garden near City Hall. Since then, we’ve brought together 379 volunteers of all ages and ethnicities to grow food and community. Our garden has harvested over 2,500 lbs of food, distributed to 400 people.

Given the wild success of the Tenderloin People’s Garden, we are eager to expand our offerings with three new gardens. TNDC has land that can be easily transformed into rooftop or community level gardens. The three sites identified by an urban agriculture consultant would serve an additional 372 residents, including formerly homeless seniors, formerly homeless families, and San Francisco’s lowest income residents.

New TNDC Garden Locations:

990 Polk Street
Home to 154 low-income senior tenants in 108 units. 50 units are subsidized for formerly homeless seniors.

Curran House (145 Taylor)
Home to low-income families with 67 units and 177 residents. 57 units house very low-income families with children, and 10 are reserved for formerly homeless families.

Yosemite Apartments (480 Eddy)
Home to 41 low-income tenants in 32 units.

The TNDC Garden Expansion Project is a systematic approach to educate, empower, and address food injustice for San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations. Join us today to create a viable and sustainable alternative to hunger!

To learn more about the garden, visit www.tndc.org/garden and watch the video produced by Cheryl Jennings of ABC Channel 7 News

To make a donation to the TNDC Graden Expansion Project click here.  Type “Garden” in the comments.

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