This could have been a demonstration of real world urban agriculture using sub-irrigated grow boxes integrated with the "pretty pictures" garden.
Instead, San Francisco urbanites get a lesson in burlap bag, drip irrigation gardening. There's a lot of buzzword rhetoric here instead of reality. What a missed opportunity.
The garden was originally scheduled to be disassembled and moved to a more permanent location on September 21, three weeks after the conclusion of Slow Food Nation.
There has been a tremendous outpouring of public support for the project since its initial installation in early July.
The garden was a joint initiative between Slow Food Nation and Victory Gardens 2008+.
“By all accounts, this has been a wonderful installation for the city and has been a highly visible demonstration of our commitment to the issues embodied in how our food system operates,” said Mayor Newsom.
“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.”