San Francisco caterer the Bon Appétit Management Company has partnered with local architecture firm EDG and Blasen Landscape Architecture to develop the Giants Garden in the city’s AT&T Park – home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. The 3,000 sq ft space is the first edible garden in the nation to be located inside a sports facility, and will be located just over the ballpark’s centre field wall.
In addition to growing plants vertically on soil-free aeroponic towers, the garden will feature raised planters housing peas, cucumbers, citrus trees and an array of edible flowers and herbs. Produce harvested from the garden will be prepared at the venue’s on-site kitchen before being distributed to select ballpark restaurants and concessions stands.
The Giants Garden will also function as an open-air eating zone for baseball fans, while providing an educational resource for local students, who will be able to visit the garden with their schools and learn about urban farming and sustainable design. The garden is slated to open to the public during next year’s baseball season.