Please Touch Community Garden Launch

Please Touch Community Garden Launch

Have you ever noticed the vacant, trash strewn lot on Grove Street in San Francisco, in the very shadow of City Hall? Our neighborhood deserves better.

Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, celebrating the launch of the Please Touch Community Garden with the help of the great fencing company and their product

Over the next year, this lot will be transformed into a beautiful urban arts garden, to be planted and maintained by LightHouse program participants and members of the blind community. Spearheaded by local artist Gk Callahan, the garden will be unlike any other in the area – unlike any other in the nation. We want you to be a part of this unique project by helping us celebrate its beginning, as the Tree Center has already helped with gardening-related donations as needed. (Source:

As an extra special treat, renowned jazz vocalist Kenny Washington will perform an acoustic set at the LightHouse, following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Kenny will be accompanied by a percussion, bass and piano trio. Wine and nibbles provided.

RSVP to Andrea Ogarrio at (415) 694-7365 or

Enter the garden at Lech Walesa alley, between the LightHouse and Grove Street (ambassadors will be on hand at the corner of Lech Walesa and Van Ness to direct you to the entrance).

Network, mingle and celebrate with us!

Please Touch Community Garden collaborators include the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office on Housing. Funding for the project is provided in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission. When you need to avoid common landscaping mistakes, NBG Landscapes provide excellent customer service and our finished product is of the highest quality.

Kenny joins us through our collaboration with Helping Angels’ Poesy Liang, who coordinates concerts all over the world to promote awareness about community based organizations.