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Invitation to join Mayor Lee at Quesada Gardens

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Special Notice & Invitation

This Tuesday, March 13th in Bayview 

Mayor Lee & national partners will honor Quesada Gardens Initiative at 4 pm 

Fun garden education activities for kids from 2 pm to 4 pm

Local youth to receive national gardening award

Celebration of Quesada Gardens Initiative's plan to add youth education, food swapping and other new components to centerpiece garden

Volunteers lend hands in garden all day, beginning at 7 am
Thank you for supporting us 
For nearly ten years, Quesada Gardens Initiative has proven that Bayview can be united while maintaining its rich diversity. The organization has been on the street every day, building bridges between community, business and government. It has been drawing together longtime residents and new arrivals, and bringing visitors to the heart of Bayview for a positive experience.  

Quesada Gardens Initiative is that rarest of organizations: just plain folks working together to improve the challenged place where they live. The organization has:
  • Turned a notoriously dangerous section of the neighborhood's heart into a safe and beautiful oasis.
  • Brought hundreds of neighbors out of fear and isolation to agree on a vision for their own community.
  • Generated a down payment on its future of 35,000 hours of volunteerism.
  • Created 35 resident-defined and -led projects.
  • Modeled how communities can both welcome new neighbors and respect folks who have been here a long time.
All for pennies compared to other efforts!

See a message from Quesada Gardens Initiative's Board of Directors.

You are cordially invited

Dear neighbors and friends,

Please join Mayor Edwin M. Lee
, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the Garden Writers Association, the National Gardening Association, Plant A Row for the Hungry, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

When: Tuesday, March 13th

Where: Quesada Gardens, Bayview

Service, learning, and celebration

7 am - Join volunteers and help spruce up the garden.  (Meet at 1747 Quesada) 

2 pm to 4 pm - Bring your kids to the Bridgeview Teaching & Learning Garden (Bridgeview and Newhall, just above Quesada Garden) for fun activities with national gardening gurus. 

4 pm - Meet the Mayor and guests as they honor new work at Quesada Gardens that is part of Scotts Miracle-Gro's GRO1000 grant program. (Brief program at Quesada Community Mural & Gathering Space on Quesada and Newhall - bottom of stairs).

Getting there:  Quesada Gardens is located on the 1700 block of Quesada Avenue in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood between Third Street and Newhall Street.  MUNI: T Third, 22 and 24 lines.  For more information, please contact us  by email, or call 415.822.0800.    

No RSVP Necessary. 

Free & Family-Friendly

Bayview Footprints
Network of Community Building Groups

c/o Quesada Gardens Initiative info@QuesadaGardens.org 
Bayview Footprints is an all-volunteer network of community building groups in Bayview Hunters Point. The Network is not-for-profit, non-political, and driven by the belief that the daily contributions of small circles of people with a deep connection to the community is our best bet for shaping a thriving multicultural neighborhood. Bayview Footprints is facilitated by the Quesada Gardens Initiative.     
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