Urban Farming in San Francisco

28 Aug

A couple of years ago, I was listening to one of the Deconstructing Dinner shows about Urban Farming and one of the guests was discussing the use of city backyards as a way to use the existing green space to grow crops. I have been fascinated with this idea ever since and have been trying to find information about a similar project in San Francisco. Today I stumbled upon Victory Gardens which, according to the website, is a pilot project funded by the City of San Francisco to support the transition of backyard, front yard, window
boxes, rooftops, and unused land into organic food production areas.

It is still early days yet, but I am very interested to see where this goes.


One Response to “Urban Farming in San Francisco”

  1. Leila October 19, 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Do you know about Alemany Farm?

    Our nonprofit social network, Party Corps, is throwing a party at Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell) @ 6pm to support Alemany Farm, http://www.alemanyfarm.org.

    There will be an amazing lineup of music, delicious food made from the farm’s harvests, and great people who support urban farming.

    Alemany Farm empowers San Francisco residents to grow their own food, and through that process encourages people to become more engaged with their communities. They grow organic food and green jobs for low-income communities, while sowing the seeds for economic and environmental justice.

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