East Bay
East Bay
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 6/12/2012
Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival
Date Tuesday June 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAlison Moreno
People have always grown food in urban spaces -- on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks -- but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve successful urban farm programs, from an alternative school for girls in Detroit, to a backyard food swap in New Orleans, to a restaurant supply garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Each beautifully illustrated essay offers practical advice for budding farmers, such as composting and keeping livestock in the city, decontaminating toxic soil, even changing zoning laws.

Join us at The Ecology Center for a visual presentation and discussion on food. David and Michael Hanson will guide an international scenic tour, illustrating how people connect to food via images they've collected from years of travel and documentary assignments: Fiji's remote island fishing villages, Bolivia's high-desert quinoa farmers, America's Deep South hunters and gathers, and more. Then they'll discuss what they discovered during their two-month cross-country tour of America's urban farms. Nothing says more about us than our food - You are what you eat!
Added to the calendar on Saturday Apr 28th, 2012 8:54 PM

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 97.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network