We go to the Tenderloin district, one of San Francisco’s most densely populated areas to visit the Tenderloin National Forest, one of few green and open spaces in the neighborhood.


RadioNature is a year-long series that looks at how people of color connect with nature. Funding comes from the REI Foundation.

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Joaquin Palomino was born and raised in the Bay Area. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz in community studies, with an emphasis in social documentation. Despite holding a multitude of day jobs, he has produced a number of radio and print features for both San Francisco Bay Area and national outlets.