The 2007 “Stanyan Street Commons,” a Community Garden near USF, is Now Lost to History

Back in the late aughts Victory Gardens were all over the place, remember? Let’s look back to that time in aught-seven when “guerrilla gardeners” took over the land in front of some lady’s apartment complex at Fulton and Stanyan and just started gardening.

It was beautiful vandalism, man. The venture had lots of support from the City and NGOs, that’s for sure. But things didn’t work out.

Here’s how it looked back in 2007…

Via IndyBay, image reversed for your pleasure

…and here’s how it looked in the summer of 2010, during what should have been the start of harvest, harvest time. Weepin’ time, reapin’ time, harvest, harvest time:

And now the transformation is complete. Here’s the scene in 2014 – the former garden is now a fully-paved parking lot:

And now you know the rest of the story…

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4 Responses to “The 2007 “Stanyan Street Commons,” a Community Garden near USF, is Now Lost to History”

  1. Tom says:

    How is it this was ever approved when one must drive on the sidewalk to reach these parking spots?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Currently there’s a cut out on the Stanyan side, down the hill to the north. It might have been there before, IDK.

    I think you see it on Google Maps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=stanyan+sf&ie=UTF-8&ei=K9TnUrnTBMvZoATv-IAo&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ

  3. Alai says:

    More parking for the parking gods.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    And the mortals paying $3k per month to live in the Western A have a place to park their VWs…