Project Open Hand (POH)
These harvests are included in the 2,500 nutritious meals produced with love that Project Open Hand provides every day to seniors and neighbors living with life-threatening illnesses. Serving San Francisco and Alameda County, the agency also provides more than 200 bags of healthy groceries per day to help critically ill clients feel better by eating healthfully.
In this greenhouse, it takes only six to seven weeks to grow plants from seed to harvest. Throughout this time period as plants are trimmed or thinned, smaller harvests result.
Two fans that feed into overhead ducts provide necessary ventilation. Without the fans moving air through the spave, plants in the indoor greenhouse would use up all the carbon dioxide in the room within five minutes! In addition, the ventilation draws away heat that is generated by the powerful lights in the Volksgardens®.
Learn more about Project Open Hand at www.openhand.org.