Hayes Valley Farm
After the Loma Prieta in 1989, San Francisco’s Central Freeway was compromised. In the years to come the ramps bordered by Laguna, Oak, Fell, and Octavia Streets were closed, and the lot was locked up. On January 24, 2010, the City activated the site for temporary green space use, and the community started pouring in and the farm was created. Hayes Valley Farm is a 2.2-acre non-profit community-run farm and urban agriculture education and research project located in the heart of San Francisco. It is a place where people come regularly to meet and connect with each other, where friends exchange food, recipes, stories, and knowledge about ways we can all live in greater harmony with our surroundings.