The SF Chronicle writes about the Palm garden that arrived in the Mission via Florida.
Young comes from Florida, and he planted the palm along Florida Street. An artistic theme took hold, so he brought some palm seeds from his father’s garden in Tampa, and he threw those in the ground, too.
Thirty years later, the original palm, a Jubaea from Chile, is 13 feet in circumference and anchors the Florida Street Palm Garden, an amazing array of 40 or 50 trees, as tall as 60 feet and as short as 4 feet.
The garden reaches past the fence of Project Artaud and down a set of metal steps to Young’s art studio. It attracts birds, it attracts tourists, and on April 26 and 27, it will be open to the public, both outside the fence and inside, as part of Mission Artists United: Spring Open Studios. READ MORE HERE