Green Parcels (2021)

Green Parcels, Taraneh Hemami’s Artist Residency in the SFArtsED gallery at Minnesota Street Project, is centered on gardening, shared knowledge, and storytelling. The project aims to connect homes, neighborhoods, and communities through artist-led activities and creative actions.

Green Parcels is a response to the toxic legacies of the land Hemami has occupied in the Dogpatch, Bayview, and Hunters Point neighborhoods in San Francisco, where she’s had a studio for the past twenty-five years. The residency will end with the distribution of plants, seeds, and recipes to local communities and neighborhoods.

“Green Parcels” has also invited local and international artists Binta Ayofemi, Negar Farajiani, Gita Hashemi, Alison Pebworth, Praba Pilar, and Minoosh Zomorodinia to contribute projects. These projects stem from the artists’ expansive practices, which explore histories of place, movements of people, community care, and environmental justice. Each participating artist has recommended a seed for planting, a recipe, a question, or a prompt for action.

During the next two weeks families and audiences are invited to participate in several free hands-on activities as well as online gatherings:

Saturday, September 11, 4-7PM
Green Parcels opening day reception

Tuesday, September 14, 3-4PM
Conversation with artist Gita Hashemi (live on Facebook)

Saturday, September 18, 1-3PM
Walk Workshop by Bay Area-based artist Minoosh Zomorodinia (in-person at MSP + live on Facebook)

Saturday, September 25, 3-5PM in-person closing event.

The residency will be open for viewing on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 to 4 pm, and by appointment.
To schedule, an appointment please send a note to

To learn more about Hemami’s practice, visit the artist’s website

Green Parcels Artist Residency is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.