Monday, March 12, 2007

And the Crissy Field Award Goes To...

The Quesada Gardens Initiative has been selected by the Crissy Field Center as a Community Hero for 2007. We are one of 4 selected from a field of 25 to be honored in 2007 because we have a positive impact on our community and the environment, and we inspire others to take action.

The three other heroes for 2007 are:
  • Edward Arias, a 3rd grade teacher from Cesar Chavez Elementary school. He stared and has sustained a edible garden project at the school called, Garden Munchies.
  • Adopt An Alleyway Youth Project, a youth program in Chinatown where participants clean up the streets and provide tours in the neighborhood.
  • The Community Alliance project, where "Vero Verde" and a team of homeless residents conduct street cleaning on and near Capp Street. Through their actions they improve their environment and create alliances with the neighbors on the block.
As a Community Hero, an image representing the Quesada Gardens Initiative will be exhibited at the Crissy Field Center for one year. A digital story about QGI will be exhibited at the Crissy Field Center and on the web. And the Quesada Gardens Initiative will be publicly honored at the Community Heroes Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2-4 pm.

The Crissy Field Center is an urban environmental center that encourages new generations to become bold leaders for thriving parks, healthy communities and a more environmentally just society. The Center is partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service. You can check them out on the web at And to see videos of last years heroes, go to

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