Winter Hayes Valley Farm Update

by Booka Alon December and January brought much anticipated rains, and several new milestones at the Hayes Valley Farm. Our Youth Education Program hosted Winter Wonderfarm, an urban day-camp for kids. February brought us our one year anniversary and we … Read More

General Meeting Recap 2/24/11

Last night the new Hayes Valley Board of Directors was elected. Below is the list of 2011 Board of Directors: President: Karen Mauney-Brodek Vice President: Murrey Nelson Treasurer: Richard Johnson Corresponding Secretary: Jason Henderson Secretary: Jay Rosenberg Membership: Bob Barnwell … Read More

Trees in need of support

by David Weldy Two trees located in the 100 Block of Fell Street between Franklin and Van Ness on the north side of the street are slated for removal. The trees are acacias (acacia melanoxylon). A group of concerned neighbors’ … Read More

Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Class Update

By Nora Brereton In October 2010 CommunityGrows began a year-long Seed-to-Mouth cooking program at Margaret Hayward Recreation Center at Golden Gate and Laguna on Monday afternoons. The students who come for the after-school programs have been making great food every … Read More

Roots to Fruit – Celebration this Sunday

by Booka Alon The Hayes Valley Farm will be celebrating its one year anniversary this coming Sunday, February 13th, with a potluck event. The celebration will start at 3PM. We will have acoustic music and a silk-screening station. Come bring … Read More

Youth in the neighborhood – Jan. 2011 General Meeting Recap

The HVNA January 27th, 2011 general meeting was busy with five presentations. The first three presentations focused on upcoming opportunities for our youth in the neighborhood with benefits for the community at large. Rob Connolly, the President of Boys & … Read More

Patricia’s Green Needs Support

by Henry Ostendorf Friends of Patricia’s Green (FoPG) needs support to help maintain our well-used, and loved, park. While our Saturday garden workdays have drawn up to two-dozen volunteers there have been other publicized events with few volunteers other than … Read More

Upcoming Organic Gardening and Composting Workshops

by Blair Randall and Suzi Palladino The Garden for the Environment, an acre urban organic demonstration garden in the Sunset District at 7th and Lawton Street, is offering classes in January of 2011 ranging from Urban Composting to Landscaping with … Read More

SF Parks need your help

by Phil Ginsburg, General Manager, SF Recreation and Park Department What would happen to our quality of life if San Francisco’s 225 neighborhood parks suddenly closed? Where would we play without our 179 playgrounds, 82 recreation centers and clubhouses, 72 … Read More

Green Activism

by William Buckley One of the best stores in Hayes Valley for socially and environmentally conscientious gifts and books is the Green Arcade, located at the corner of Market and Gough Streets. Patrick Marks opened The Green Arcade in October … Read More

Save your business money and energy

By Gabriella Canez Representatives from SF Environment, in collaboration with PG&E, will be visiting Hayes Valley neighborhood businesses to help cut energy costs through the San Francisco Energy Watch Program, a partnership between PG&E and the City of San Francisco. … Read More

Propose a Parklet in Hayes Valley

SF Pavement to Parks is calling for proposals of new parklets around the city. A parklet is the conversion of a parking space into a public park space in which people can sit, relax and enjoy the city. The SF … Read More