This weekend we had the honor of joining a tour led by two youth organizers with Chinatown Alleyway Tours in the San Francisco Chinatown.
As we toured the alleyways, we learned about the rich history of the district and the current struggles residents face. High density and a lack of new affordable housing have pressed community members. Despite this pressure, Chinatown is resilient and has persevered through community initiatives and active youth engagement.
It was such a pleasure to get to visit Veggielution during our Food Justice unit.
We were treated to a tour of the garden and a discussion about urban agriculture, followed by two hours of meditative weeding in the orchard. Check out photos from our trip in this short gallery:
To learn more about Veggielution and their work days, visit: veggielution.org
This website serves as a forum for students in the class Environmental Justice in the Bay Area, as well as a resource for the Stanford community to learn more about and engage with environmental justice efforts on campus and in surrounding communities.
To learn more about the class, see the About page.