About the Tenderloin People’s Garden
The Tenderloin neighborhood is one of the only neighborhoods in San Francisco without a full service grocery store making access to fresh, affordable food a daily struggle for the many poor and low-income residents of the Tenderloin.
Located at the corner of Larkin and McAllister, the Tenderloin People’s Garden was created as part of TNDC’s campaign for Food Justice, which promotes a more equitable food system that prioritizes all people’s access to the basic human right of healthy food. The People’s Garden is a volunteer-led urban farm that brings people of all ages and ethnicities together to grow and harvest free fruits and vegetables for the community.
Watch this short video by Cheryl Jennings of ABC 7 News to learn how TNDC is planting the seeds for a healthier community.
Join us today to create a solution to hunger in the Tenderloin!
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. 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. Click here for more information about this exciting project.
Your donation makes a difference!
With your support, we can expand our wildly successful program! We have identified 3 new garden sites at TNDC buildings, which will feed hundreds more extremely low-income TNDC seniors, families, and individuals. Click on the links below to donate, select the amount you want to give, and type “Garden” in the Additional Information field. Your gift will go directly to support this exciting and vital project.
Your gift of $1,000 will pay for the tools and training to harvest and distribute fresh vegetables from one garden site for a year.
Your gift of $500 will teach 100 Tenderloin residents urban farming techniques to grow their own food.
Your gift of $250 will build one mini-greenhouse to sprout seedlings during foggy and cold winter months.
Your gift of $100 will buy one full set of communal tools: shovels, gloves, hoes and trowels.
Your gift of $50 will purchase seedlings for 300 pounds of vegetables to feed 30 people.
Together, we can plant the seeds for a healthier community!
There is always work to be done at the People’s Garden and volunteers are always welcome. We can always use help in the following areas:
- Volunteering during open hours. The People’s Garden is regularly staffed Monday – Friday. Our schedule is below.
- Helping us harvest and distribute food. Every other Wednesday is our regular harvest and volunteer day. Call or email for more details.
- Joining our Food Justice Campaign by attending meetings of the Tenderloin Healthy Food Coalition, 4th Thursdays at Kelly Cullen Community, or Green Tenderloin Coalition meetings. For more information about these meetings contact Ryan Thayer, Community Organizer, (415) 358-3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org
People’s Garden Volunteer Schedule:
Monday: 10am – 12pm
Tuesday: 3pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 12pm
Thursday: 3pm – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 12pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
To get involved please contact Kelly Baker, Volunteer Coordinator, at (415) 358-3975 or email@example.com