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Urban Tilth

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help the community there build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. The organization works with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of food locally

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Edible East Bay

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

This quarterly magazine covers local food and farming, with an emphasis on sustainable and organic practices.

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Berkeleyans closer to selling backyard produce

May 18, 2012 by Tracey Taylor via Berkeleyside

Berkeley's zoning codes have prohibited the sale of backyard produce. But after an effort mounted by the green thumbs of the city, the planning commission unanimously passed the Edible Garden Initiative. Next step: City Council.

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The Forager’s Dilemma

April 02, 2012 by Jonah Raskin

Just a century ago, foraging for wild foods would have been unremarkable--part of daily life for many people. That's not true today, but foraging is making a comeback, with ever more people interested in finding food in the wild. But with a growing population and diminishing natural resources, is this sustainable? We head out with local foragers and ask about the ethics of foraging in a metropolis.


Beyond the Bounty at Food Landscape Forum

November 17, 2011 by Dan Rademacher

Panelists at a sold-out forum on November 16 talked about their farming and farm-education enterprises on the San Mateo Coast, San Francisco, West Marin, and Santa Rosa. From food sovereignty to occupying your foodshed, check out the highlights.

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Cultivating Community in Santa Rosa

October 01, 2011 by Jacoba Charles

Bayer Farm brings open space and food security to a section of Santa Rosa that needs more of both. With help from the nonprofit Landpaths, people in the Roseland neighborhood are helping each other plant and harvest food, and community.

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Urban Farms to Open Range

October 01, 2011 by Sibella Kraus

Even though foodie culture is an ever-growing phenomenon in the Bay Area, it's still surprising to many that nearly half the land in our region is dedicated to ranching or farming.

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Urban Agriculture Takes Center Stage in West Contra Costa County

June 06, 2011 by Erica Reder

Organic and sustainable aren't terms often associated with Richmond, home to a Chevron refinery and a General Chemical plant. But those were two of the most frequently heard words on Saturday, at the first-ever West Contra Costa County Urban Agriculture Summit in North Richmond. Despite pouring rain, nearly 100 people gathered at Sunnyside Organic Seedlings to exchange ideas about bringing new models of food-growing to the 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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Book Review: Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider

October 01, 2008 by Dawn Chesbro

by Margaret Dubin and Sara-Larus Tolley, Heyday Books, 2008, 144 pages, $21.95 Less a cookbook than a cultural anthropological study, ...

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