San Francisco Environment Department

Urban Agriculture - Goals and Achievements

SF Environment seeks to increase local food production and opportunities for urban gardening in San Francisco. SF Environment has spearheaded or contributed to the following projects in order to advocate for, showcase, and encourage urban agriculture in San Francisco:


Research and Analysis


  • The San Francisco Urban Orchard project hosts fruit orchards in Golden Gate Park and low-income, “food insecure” areas in San Francisco.
  • San Francisco Victory Gardens Project launched in 2008 in collaboration with Garden for the Environment to support the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops, and unused land into organic food production areas. 
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