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Breaking Through Concrete: A Virtual Tour of Urban Farms

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join CUESA for a virtual tour of successful urban farms from around the country with brothers David and Michael Hanson, author and photographer for the book Breaking Through Concrete.

David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty set out on a national road trip in Lewis Lewis, a short bus that ran on veggie oil, to see some inspiring urban agriculture projects first-hand. In their book they document twelve successful urban farms, from an alternative school for girls in Detroit to a restaurant supply garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn. They offer practical advice for budding farmers, such as composting and keeping livestock in the city and decontaminating toxic soil.

Come see how urban farming is transforming our national food system. The event will close with a book signing (books for sale by Book Passage) and reception with farmers market refreshments. Representatives from several San Francisco gardening projects, including School Farm, Garden for the Environment, Tenderloin People’s Garden, SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, Just One Tree, and Quesada Gardens, will set up information tables and share resources for prospective (and productive) gardeners

Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, second floor of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero (at Market Street) in San Francisco.

Note: if the event fills up, there will be a limited number of seats available on the day of the event. First come, first served.

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