Euclid Garden is a grassroots organization which intends to facilitate the development of therapeutic gardens in group homes.
Our founding garden is at the San Francisco Girl’s Home which is referred to as, “Euclid.” Euclid is a group home for girls ages 13-17 being released from YGC (juvenile incarceration) in San Francisco, California. Project 33rd is our second garden, which is at the San Francisco Boy's home.
Have you ever really watched a flower grow? The Himalayan lily takes seven years to bloom. The Kurinji bush takes twelve years and the Talipot Palm up to eighty before it flowers and dies. Shooting through the topsoil towards the light, watch: its leaves peel back to reveal whole universes of color and life. A time-lapse video would have us believe such revelations happen in an instant. But beauty's roots are deep and this takes time.
And here at Euclid Garden, we will wait. So watch: a group of individuals intent on serving San Francisco youth, we bring Plants, Poetry, Passion, and the Patience it will take to make Positivity blossom in the walls of our city's group homes.
PHOTOGRAPHY By girls of euclid, cody zeger and CLAIRE f. STONE
Meet the Euclid Team
The euclid staff
The Mural Team
The Planting Team
Euclid Garden is excited to team up with Ad2SF for the launch of our Grow Forward initiative.
As a tribute to the forward momentum of the Euclid Garden youth, despite all odds, we’re partnering with businesses throughout the Bay to create custom, living bikes which we're calling "Green Machines." Once completed, we’ll be posting the final art pieces on our website for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the building our third garden in East Palo Alto.
Project 33rd is a grassroots garden project in our all boys group home in San Francisco. Project 33rd is Euclid Garden's second project. It was launched in May of 2016.
How Can You Help Euclid Garden?
Here's what we need:
Plants and seeds
Outdoor exercise equipment
Art Supplies for Future Mural Projects
Ideas and advice
Thank you to our loyal supporters!
- Special thanks Kim Kennedy and all of our neighbors
- Emily Dreblow and the ladies at Soul Flower SF
- The O'Donnell and Stone Family
- Joia Skinner, Cody Zeger, Flor Khan, Sarah Skinker, Monica Acosta, Jess Clayton, Julia Horiuchi, Alex Randall, Anna Kamerow, Rachel Biers, Sam Pregenzer, Kisai Henriquez, Celsa Dockstader, Aaron McLellan, Patrick Dunlap, Anna Spisak, Mercedes Ruiz, Vera Skinner
- Most of all, thanks to all our friends and families who have continued to support us through our work and lives at the group home.
- La Tasha Knighten and Scheron Douglas for their continued faith and leadership
- The Euclid Staff for their daily dedication
- Cindy, Vince & Elizabeth at Sloat Garden Center
- Seeds for Change for their kind donation
- The SF Academy of Art and Shani Burdette
- The Neighborhood Empowerment Network
- Hannah Shulman and SF Recreation and Park's Urban Ag Resource Center
- 2015 San Francisco Urban Agriculture Report (Pages 3 and 11)
- St. Edward's University Magazine, Fall 2016 (Page 29)
- Hoodline: Community Garden At Richmond Group Homes Raising Expansion Funds
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