PLEASE TOUCH COMMUNITY GARDEN
In the middle of our concrete jungle are delightful surprises always right in front of our eyes. Across the street from City Hall on Grove Street at Van Ness Avenue is a community garden called Please Touch. The narrow garden includes trails of flowers in bloom and lush vegetables growing out of mother earth like kale, mustard greens , cucumbers and fruit like tomatoes.
This magnificent inner city project was made possible through hard work, dedication and support of many San Francisco individuals and was initially funded by its next door neighbor San Francisco Arts Commission.
Generous donations include support from LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Hayes Valley Farms, Bayview Greenery, Double O Engineering, San Francisco Permaculture Guild, Leading Landscapes, San Francisco Department of Public Works, Pacific Interlock Pavingstone, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, San Francisco Ellis Lodge #3 and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
The garden is open to the public Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and was designed by Erin Kelly.
What is it exactly?
This Casper ghost or long fag of a figure blowing up by a strong gale and trembling so in front of a blinding light?
An untitled metaphor such as "I have fallen through a trapdoor of depression," said Charles, who is fond of theatrical metaphors.
Yes, something figurative; yet, so abstract like poetry.