The 10-Mile Garden will temporarily convert San Francisco’s fire hydrants into sites for bio-swales or mini gardens which add green spaces to the city and create a new water system in support of the urban ecology.
San Francisco’s network of more than 9000 fire hydrants creates a significant, legal opportunity to add to the ecological green footprint of every neighborhood and of the city as a whole without violating fire department regulations. The 10-Mile Garden will transform 26 fire hydrant sites into green pockets/scapes. The project creates a framework for community participation by marking hydrants with QR codes, which will feed into a website that informs the public about the project and the potential of a citywide implementation. The digital interface may also allow visitors to drop an idea for additional programs, which would function as a virtual survey.
Project by Anesta Iwan, Cesar Lopez, Marcella Del Signore and Mona El Khafif