Slow Food Nation’s Victory Garden

Slow Food Nation’s Victory Garden (cont.)

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Seedlings growing in West Oakland, California, in preparation for planting in the Victory Garden.

Plans for the Victory Garden show how the beds will be distinctively circular.

Chard seedlings for the garden.

Willow Rosenthal, founder of the Oakland, California-based City Slicker Farms, transplants seedlings at the Ralph Bunche School Nursery site.

Sod at San Francisco’s Civic Center is rolled up to prepare the site for construction.

Organic soil was donated by a landscaping supply store to build the garden.

The garden beds are constructed using rice straw bundles wrapped in fabric.

Volunteers fill the beds with dirt.

Volunteers help plant the roughly 4,000 fruits, vegetables, herbs, and grasses that will make up the garden.

Volunteers plant corn and squash.

About 150 volunteers work in teams at Community Planting Day.

Slow Food Nation Victory Garden designers and planners speak about the history of Victory Gardens. Alice Waters (third from right), Willow Rosenthal (second from right), and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (far right) are also on hand.

The garden is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leafy greens like these are harvested by volunteers on Monday mornings to give to the San Francisco Food Bank.