Monthly Guild Gathering – Screening of “From the Ground Up”


Please join us for our monthly Guild meeting and a Screening of “From the Ground Up” a 30 minute, work in progress documentary about the community gardening movement.

Screening and Q&A with Kristi Stephens Adams, Producer/Director of “From the Ground Up”.

“Fusing the spirit of patriotic WWII-era Victory Gardens with current the D.I.Y. movement, “From the Ground Up” is an upbeat multiple platform project encouraging civic participation through urban farming. During WWI and WWII Americans grew food in backyards, on balconies, in parks, wherever they could – as the government encouraged localized food production to conserve scarce fuel and labor. Today, citizens across the country are reviving the spirit of these gardens, but this time they face many obstacles and little support. In the main documentary we meet a Sacramento teacher and her young sons as they take on City Hall to fight for their front yard vegetable garden; a team of San Francisco artists recreate the Civic Center Victory Garden and redefine the use of urban green space; Puerto Rican migrants in Massachusetts work to elevate their quality of life by growing vegetables in once vacant lots. By encouraging people to grow some their own food, we want to motivate people to take action through inspiration, not fear. Educate, inspire, empower, move to action.”

Guild Mtg:
The San Francisco Permaculture Guild meets in The Gazebo Room, at CPMC Davies (located at Castro and Duboce).
People will arrive and network from 6:30-7pm, and the meeting goes from 7-9pm. You are invited to bring a potluck dish to share.

The Gazebo is on the 1st floor of the South Tower. The South Tower is straight ahead as you enter the driveway. The driveway entrance is in the middle of Castro Street between 14th and Duboce Streets. You’ll see the entrance to the campus on your left. It’s the building that has the big lighted EMERGENCY ENTRANCE sign. If you enter on the ground floor, take the elevator UP to the first floor.
If you come by public transportation, take the N Judah to the Duboce Street stop and walk up towards Castro. If you drive, there’s a parking lot at the end of the driveway on your right, or you can try to find someplace on the street before entering the driveway.