Buchanan Mall-Mayor’s Day of Service

IMG_5309On a rainy Saturday, January 9, 2016, CommunityGrows joined Buchanan Mall partners, Green Streets, Citizen Film and Mo’Magic to clean, green, serve and beautify San Francisco. Many volunteers throughout the City came to Ella Hill Hutch at 9:00 AM, donned yellow rain gear, and helped plant a tree in the front of Ella Hill Hutch Center and divided into teams to plant around the building and the mall. IMG_5336The event was sponsored by the Department of Public Works, the Recreation and Park Department and the Mayor’s Office.IMG_5289Mayor Lee joined Mo’Magic youth and director, Cheryl Davis to dedicate a tree in front of Ella Hill Hutch Community Center and to honor the good work in the community reactivating Buchanan Mall. IMG_5305Then Green Streets workers, Randolph Lee, Tyrone Mullins, Roger Blalark and Shannon Watts (also of CommunityGrows) lead the Mayor, Phil Ginsberg, Northern Police Station Captain Greg McEachern and other dignitaries on a walk through the mall. IMG_5332The Green Streets team talked about all the community effort that went into the Buchanan Mall project, with support from the Recreation and Park Department, the Trust for Public Land, and the Exploratorium. They talked about how this was just the beginning in reclaiming the Mall and bringing residents out to revitalize it.IMG_5286IMG_5313For more photos, see our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream here.