i love the neighborhood, hayes valley. the church i attend is there and it has lovely shops and restaurants and a park and blue bottle coffee.
what more you could ask for really? well now they are also pioneering urban gardening in San Francisco.
Back in the 89 earthquake the freeway was demolished and the on ramp moved. yet nothing was ever done with the concrete space around the original on ramp. until now. the neighborhood is partnering with homeless people and others who want to pitch in and make the plot of land good again. i love a redemption story. hayes valley might just be my favorite.