Guerilla forest in city alleyway

This might not look like a forest, but it is by the Tenderloin community’s standards. Photo: (cc) Fair Companies/screen capture.

35,000 people live within five square blocks in the Tenderloins, San Francisco. That’s a lot of people – and not much green space. Frustrated with a dull alleyway used for garbage dumping and illicit activities, some community folk transformed it into a forest, as such. Tenderloin State Forest, as it’s known, is 23 feet wide by 136 feet deep.

The forest “wasn’t exactly permitted,” says the below video’s narrator. But authorities have allowed it to continue, on the proviso that the originators lease it for $1 a year.

Read more on Treehugger.


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