Eviction Picnic This Sunday

It's official: the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council has been told to expect eviction, by the sheriff, from the recycling center and community garden at 780 Frederic Street as soon as October 3rd.

To celebrate the history of the center and give it a good, proper send-off, they'll be holding a picnic in the native plant nursery and garden.

In a letter HANC sent to its subscribers yesterday, the Council said "We are meeting with Supervisor Olague today to try and protect the garden plots, gardeners and native plant nursery, and for a final attempt to save the recycling center."

Part of the upset in the eviction will be, of course, what happens to the community garden beds (now occupied), and whether they'll be razed by Rec and Parks before they put up beds for their own community garden, as proposed.

There were whispers of a possible last-ditch effort to save the garden and the center in the letter, too: "Join us in rallying to save this resource and meet the people who plan to defend us when the Sheriff arrives," the letter said.

In any case, it's a reason for a picnic, so we say party on.