Farming, Ranching, Foraging

The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the densest metropolitan areas of the country, but roughly 40 percent of the region’s total land area is comprised of farms and rangelands. As such, the Bay Area has been at the forefront of the local food movement where the concern about growing food in balance with nature has a head seat at the table.

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Getting Local Food at Your Local Park

November 15, 2010 by R. Adam Chasey

People travel from around the world to visit the America's National Parks. They come for scenery, wildlife, human history. But rarely do they come for the food. Instead they usually find the same fare available at most any shopping mall food court. That may soon change soon thanks to work being done at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Farming and Wildlife at the Sunol Ag Park

July 22, 2009 by Bay Nature

The nonprofit group Sustainable Agriculture Education, or SAGE, manages an innovative “ag park” near the town of Sunol in eastern ...

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Down on the Farm

October 01, 2008 by Jessica Taekman

There are many local farms in the Bay Area where families can visit to learn about how food is grown and raised and meet the farmers who make it happen.

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A Working Pond for a Working Ranch

April 01, 2007 by Aleta George

Walnut grower Craig McNamara often gets asked about his father, Robert McNamara, former U.S. secretary of defense (1961—68) and World ...

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Looking Ahead on the Napa River

January 01, 2007 by Dan Rademacher

In our January-March 2007 feature, “Valley of Water and Wine,” we highlight the innovative work of landowners along the Napa ...

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