On March 11th 2017, The Greenhouse Project, the Portola Urban Greening (PUG) committee, and the Portola Neighborhood Association organized the community to celebrate the Board of Supervisor's passage of a resolution officially recognizing the Portola as San Francisco's Garden District, marked by the unveiling of a beautiful hand-painted 40' x 20' sign.
By Daniela Solis, Intern at The Greenhouse Project. Longtime Portola resident and advocate, Barbara Fenech shares memories of growing up in the Portola, the changes that the neighborhood's commercial corridor has seen in the last half-century, and the hopes she has for the future of the Garden District.
By Daniela Solis, Intern at The Greenhouse Project. As our nation (and world) is experiencing a food crisis, there are grassroots solutions and organizations sprouting up creating pathways to a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy future. We hope you are as inspired by these changemakers as we are!
After months of working with our District Supervisor, David Campos, the Portola was officially recognized as the Garden District of San Francisco this past Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the resolution, which pays tribute to the neighborhood's rich agricultural history, and the current efforts of the Portola's many green advocates. Thanks to everyone who came out to city hall on September 20th, the date of this resolution's introduction, to demonstrate our support of this measure to the Board of Supervisors. Join us in celebrating this moment of neighborhood pride and advocacy at the Portola Community Meeting, on Thursday, October 27th (tonight!) at Palega Rec Center. We promise to be in costume!
We welcome you to read the resolution in its entirety HERE.