Monday, February 22, 2010
A Forum for Ideas about Urban Agriculture in the Public Realm
In addition to helping you find food on trees in public areas, Forage Berkeley hopes to create a forum on our website for the sharing of information and ideas pertaining to urban agriculture in the public realm. We are interested in bringing to light precedents for urban agriculture as well as lauding current efforts in the field. Our community here in the Bay Area has many organizations working towards the common cause of utilizing food grown in urban areas, many of which utilize the internet as a resource. Some, like Forage Oakland, are blogs that promote forage culture by facilitating harvesting events and forage dinners. SF Glean, a non-profit organization in San Francisco, organizes volunteers to harvest fruits and nuts off of trees in the public domain and donates it to food banks and other programs that feed the hungry. These are only several of the myriad of efforts to utilize food produced in urban areas of San Francisco and the East Bay.