Garden to remain at Civic Center

September 2, 2008 8:59:06 AM PDT
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Monday announced that a temporary garden in the Civic Center Plaza will remain put longer than originally scheduled.

The Slow Food Nation Victory Garden was only supposed to remain in the plaza until Sept. 21 before being transplanted to a more permanent place.

Gavin's announcement Mondayday means the garden will stay put until November.

The garden was created by Slow Food Nation and Victory Gardens 2008 as a way for the community to learn about local and organic gardening.

"By all accounts, this has been a wonderful installation for the city and has been a highly visible demonstration of out commitment to the issues embodied in how our food system operates," Newsom said in a statement. "From protecting the environment, to supporting our local and regional economy, to ensuring we can provide access to wholesome, nutritious food for all San Franciscans, the Victory Garden has given us a powerful platform from which to make the case for more good, clean and fair food in this country."

For complete event information, visit slowfoodnation.org


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