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.”