Bay Area Excelsior San Francisco

Community Farm Opening Ceremony

After five years of development Hummingbird Farm had its grand opening this past Sunday, November 12, in San Francisco’s Excelsior District. People gathered to hear from the founders of the farm PODER, an environmental justice organization, observe and participate in Native American prayer ceremony and dance, eat freshly prepared ceviche, plant flowers, and also participate in workshops surrounding herb and organic food use.

“The goal is to create a communal public space where a farm-to-table approach to the community’s diet is used,” said Tere Almaguer, a member of PODER.

An abundance of knowledge, appreciation, and smiles were shared between community members.

“We do not own this land, it was given to us by the creators to sustain ourselves,” said another member from PODER, referred to as the mother of the farm. “This is about love. This is about what the hummingbird shows us.”

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Alexandra Carbajal

Alexandra Carbajal

Alexandra Carbajal is a third year student at San Francisco State University majoring in sociology and minoring in journalism with a focus on print/online. Carbajal is from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and is interested specifically in telling the stories of minority communities and gaining information often overlooked. She enjoys writing and the video photography aspect of photojournalism.