Wednesday, October 14, 2009

First Bay Area Homo Homestead Tour! Sunday, Oct. 25th

Come out to see what SF gaywads are doing with their homes, their kitchens, their lives to make them a little more connected to the dirt under the concrete. We will visit three fantastic spaces and the Free Farm Stand.  There will be things to sip, things to do, and things to see at each site -  We will have a bike mechanic between stops but please bring yr own patch kits if possible, and definitely bring yr HELMETS and yr LOCKS.  Sunday, the 25th - rain or shine - its supposed to be sunny on Sunday! Please check each location for its accessibility information.

Plus, it will be semi-catered by Apothocurious- Community Supported Culinary Adventures. So please bring a small donation for the grub.

Sunday, Oct. 25th kicking off promptly at 11am and touring throughout the day until around 4pm. We should be at each space for about and hour and are giving ourselves a generous half-hour to bike between locations. 

11am: Meet at Dearborn Community Garden where gardener, artiste, and creator of kitchen witchery, Bill Basquin will give a tour of his beloved community garden and perhaps some samples of some bevvies he's concocted. Don't be late! Accessiblity info: No stairs, all the paths in the garden are mulched with woodchips.***On Dearborn at 18th Street (very close to the Women's Bldg - go up the hill on Dearborn from 18th)

12:30pm: We arrive at 24th and Bryant to check out the winterized garden and feisty chickens of Joolie Geldner. We will be chicken chatting, harvesting the last summer foods, and making wildflower seedballs for everyone to take home and toss somewhere to wait for spring.

We will also be taking a mini-lunch break here with Rose Johnson of Apothocurious showing off her delicious delectables. Please bring a little donation to help pay for supplies.  Accessibility information: Cement ramp/path to backyard. Very small cement patio area but most of the space is grass and dirt. No stairs.
*** 2621 Bryant St.  @ 24th St -  Yellow Victorian- go to side gate

2pm:  We will drop by the Free Farm Stand - - at Parque Ninos Unidos (Corner of 23rd and Treat) to drop off anything we've collected from the gardens and perhaps pick up a local apple or two.  This is not a specifically homosexually organized venture but a lot of gays are involved in the Farm Stand.

2:30ish pm: After scooting down the block, we will meet up with Dirt Star co-founder, Ami Puri of the Pink House at 23rd and Bryant. Here we will check out their very majical Secret Garden, have some tea for folks, a demo of laborious greywater techniques, and an opportunity for people use some seed paper from the garden. Accessibilty info: One flight of stairs into the house and two flights of stairs into the garden. Small concrete patio area, mostly mulched paths in garden.
*** Southwest Corner of Bryant @ 23rd

Please RSVP in the comments so we know how many ppl to expect.


  1. Sounds like fun. Me + 1 to attend. (2 in total :)

  2. I heard about this on, and it sounds great. I plan to be there (1 person)

  3. This sounds so exciting! I will be there with my sweetie at 11am.

  4. Just came across this event! Bummed I missed it. When's the next ride? I'LL BE THERE!