SHARP is a volunteer neighborhood association serving the Inner Sunset and Sunset Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. Our activities include free program meetings in our building, small financial grants, and a resources page with links to useful information about the neighborhood. Our programs cover civic, political, and cultural topics. The meetings are a great place to connect with friendly, constructive neighbors, like you. You’re invited! SHARP — a resource for the Inner Sunset.
Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the ground floor meeting space of our building, 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and conversation.
Monday, July 27, 2015
One problem with cooking shows on TV is that you don’t get to actually eat anything. Problem solved. Jeanne Snyder will introduce us to plant-based cuisine with a talk, demo, and free samples for all. Forget show and tell. This is show and tell and eat. Jeanne will discuss plant-based cooking while demonstrating it by preparing two dishes as we watch: a garlic-lemon aioli (served on steamed artichoke leaves) and (for dessert) a chocolate-pecan tart. Everyone also gets a surprise appetizer at the start and a handout with resources and recipes at the end. Are you there yet? Space is limited to 35 people. Come early. First come, first served — literally.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The owners of Kirkham Heights apartments (at 5th Avenue and Kirkham Street) have proposed a redesign and expansion of them. The developers want to replace the current 86 units with up to 460 units within the same 6.35 acre site. The developers call the project “one of San Francisco’s first major urban infill developments in the western section of the City.” Tim Colen of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition will interview representatives of the developers. Opponents of the project have also been invited to speak. More information to come.
Monday, September 28, 2015
A review of selected issues on the November ballot. Everyone gets a chance to ask a question. No one dominates. More information to come.
Monday, October 26, 2015
“Citizen scientists” are ordinary people all over the world who are helping to conduct scientific research by doing such things as collecting soil samples, classifying galaxies according to their shapes, and transcribing scanned images of letters written to Albert Einstein. Dr. Rebecca Johnson, a researcher and co-coordinator of citizen science at the California Academy of Sciences, will describe how the Academy is helping to enlist Bay Area residents as citizen scientists. For example, San Franciscans are discovering and documenting the city’s biodiversity in their backyards, local parks, sidewalk gardens, and walks to school or work.