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Please Touch Community Garden

December 12, 2010

by GK Callahan

Have you ever walked past that empty lot on Grove Street, right next to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and City Hall? This high-traffic space in the midst of Civic Center Plaza has been overlooked, ignored and under-utilized for years.

For many seasons, debris and garbage were the only things growing here, but soon, all of this will change.

Local artist GK Callahan in partnership with the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired received a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission to do this large-scale community art project: the Please Touch Community Garden. This garden project will strengthen the role of art and nature in the lives of our community and neighborhood. What is unique and special is that the garden will be planted, maintained and enjoyed by the blind community, along with many others.

The SF Permaculture Guild alongside a team of dedicated permaculture designers will help to oversee the creation of this unique project. Tactile sculpture, living murals and an installation by students at California College of the Arts will be a few of the projects to be showcased in this public space.