In permaculture, there’s a principal that goes something like, “The problem is the solution”. This little greenhouse pretty much typifies that concept. The “problem” here being the Outer Sunset’s characteristically foggy clime. There are some far out gardens in this neighborhood, for sure. But the grey is prohibitive to many would-be gardeners. The “problem”, Part II: Our landfills are clogged with construction materials. Luckily, there’s a creatively executed solution: Build a greenhouse out of old windows! It seems so simple, right?
This hidden gem stands behind The General Store, a little hipster boutique on Judah between 45thand 46th avenue, next to Trouble Coffee, Outerlands, and perhaps the most lovely, organic parklet in all of San Francisco. Greenhouses are magic, transforming a small, often harsh space into a productive haven. This one, designed and built by Sausalito-based artist Jesse Schlesingeris so damn cute and resourceful, as well. Go check it out and get inspired like we are. –Katie
~ The more we garden in San Francisco the more appreciation we gain for how gardens impact the larger ecosystem they’re a part of. In the posts below we seek to celebrate and explore all the ways a garden is connected to what’s around it, in the hopes of loving and stewarding our gardens and our urban landscape a little more. ~