We heard about the Tenderloin National Forest winning a beautification award a while back, but somehow we forgot to report it. These awards, that apparently have been around since the early 1970s, honor projects that “have improved the City’s physical environment and has enriched the life of the community”. We love the TL National Forest, and one of our first posts at the Tenderblog were about its creation.

While it’s just a little alley transformed into a community garden/public art gallery, it’s one of the coolest places in the Tenderloin. So if you haven’t seen it yet, they’re located on 509 Elllis street (at Leavenworth) and open from Wednesday to Saturday between 11AM to 3PM (often later or on other days for special events). Check it out!

In the meantime, you can watch this video by NENtv: