Our Urban Agriculture work grew out of a belief that access to nutritious foods is essential to a person’s physical and mental health.
By building rooftop gardens and farms as well as community farms like the TNDC Tenderloin People's Garden and Webster Street People's Garden, the Urban Agriculture team is changing the food system from the ground up. Having fresh produce grown on your own roof or down the street means saving money and time on food. It means access to important nutrients for the body and mind. It means better health overall.
At TNDC, urban farms are also a space for connection and personal growth. Many tenants and community members come to the soil for solitude and a sense of well-being. For others, the space is the place to make a new friend or learn about a new vegetable.
Every garden and farm is rooted in its community, so every garden is different at TNDC. If you're a tenant, talk to your Property Manager or Social Worker to learn more about your rooftop garden. If you're a community member, feel free to stop by our public TNDC Tenderloin People's Garden.
Urban Agriculture is guided by Harm-Reduction and Trauma-Informed models, principles of Cultural Humility (see Our Approach), and the TNDC values of Collaboration, Equity, Excellence, Inclusion, and Integrity. The team is a core part of our Health & Wellness program housed in the Tenant & Community Services Department.