The Farm (San Francisco)

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The Farm, located at the corner of Army Street (later renamed Cesar Chavez) and Potrero Avenue in San Francisco, California, was a community center from 1974 to 1987.

Adults and children would gather at The Farm across a park from Buena Vista Elementary School. Children from Buena Vista would visit The Farm for field trips or go to The Farm after school.

The Farm had a two-story building; the lower story contained an actual farm, with vegetable gardens, chickens, geese, rabbits, and goats. Up stairs was a library and an art gallery. Also on the bottom level was a pre-school.

The Farm would put on DIY shows to raise funds. Some regarded The Farm as a punk rock showcase by night, infamous for staging seminal 1980s punk rock bands such as Frightwig, Discharge, The Descendents, The Mentors, 7 Seconds, MDC (Millions of Dead Cops), RKL (Rich Kids on LSD), DRI (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles), Raw Power, The Accused, Redd Kross, Soundgarden, The Gits, the Lookouts (Early band of Green Day drummer), Bad Brains, and many more.

Buildings in the same complex also housed Survival Research Laboratories, Goforaloop Gallery, Subterranean Records, and CoreOS.

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