The CultureBus

26 09 2008

Well, here’s a good idea! 

Last weekend, Muni started a new eco-friendly bus line, the 74X CultureBus. For $7 you can ride all day and see a lot of San Francisco’s major arts and culture institutions around the City ($5 for seniors, youth and disabled people; free for children under 4). 

 

Check out all the places it stops:

Yerba Buena Cultural Institutions

California Historical Society (www.californiahistoricalsociety.org)
Cartoon Art Museum (www.cartoonart.org)
Contemporary Jewish Museum (www.thecjm.org)
GLBT Historical Society (www.glbthistory.org)
Museum of the African Diaspora (www.moadsf.org)
Museum of Craft and Folk Art (www.mocfa.org)
SFMOMA (www.sfmoma.org)
SF Camerwork (www.sfcamerawork.org)
The Society of California Pioneers (www.californiapioneers.org)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (www.ybca.org)
Zeum (www.zeum.org)

Galleries

111 Minna Gallery (www.111minnagallery.com)
Aurobora Press (www.aurobora.com)
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (www.baerridgway.com)
Braunstein/Quay Gallery (www.bquayartgallery.com)
Catharine Clark Gallery (www.cclarkgallery.com)
Chandler Fine Art (www.chandlersf.com)
Crown Point Press (www.crownpoint.com)
Modernism (www.modernisminc.com)
RayKo Photo Center (www.raykophoto.com)
Sculpturesite Gallery (www.sculpturesite.com)
The Artists Alley (www.theartistsalley.com)
Varnish Fine Art (www.varnishfineart.com)
Visual Aid (www.visualaid.org)
Other Yerba Buena Arts and Events (www.ybgf.org)

Civic Center

Asian Art Museum (www.asianart.org)
City Hall (www.sfgov.org)

Golden Gate Park Museum Concourse

de Young Museum (www.famsf.org/deyoung)
California Academy of Sciences (www.calacademy.org)
Japanese Tea Garden (www.sfpt.org/japanese_tea_garden.html)
Conservatory of Flowers (www.conservatoryofflowers.org)

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Victory Gardens: Farmers in the City, Take 2

6 08 2008

It feels to me like the theme of growing vegetables is all around me these days. Besides re-visiting the farmers market, and meeting a cool woman whose blog, The Inadvertant Gardener, is all about catching the gardening bug, I’ve been hearing about some great programs aimed at feeding people, and educating people about feeding themselves. My own backyard is about 80% covered with concrete; I lamented this when I first moved in, but now am eternally grateful for not having to pull any more weeds than I already do. Nonetheless, even I am about to jump on the bandwagon and start a few of my own crops (besides the massive, overgrown rosemary bush, that is!).

I’m grateful to live in a city where a lot of people understand and support some of the important bigger picture things that go into making life really good. Right outside of City Hall right now, there is a beautiful, full, lush veggie garden that was planted about a month ago in a joint venture by Victory Gardens 2008+ and Slow Food Nation, a gathering to celebrate sustainability and “good, clean, fair food” that will take place here in SF over Labor Day Weekend. I visited with my friend Christy on Saturday, such a beautiful day! Here are some pictures.

What would YOU like to grow in your real or imagined garden? What DO you grow?





San Francisco City Hall

18 06 2008

 

Enough said.