Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's all happening in San Francisco

A small garden on my way to Alameda
Today in the Bay Area and beyond, urban homesteaders like Ms. Stone and her roommates are raising their own food in their backyards, in community gardens and on derelict and undeveloped spaces in the city. They’re preserving and pickling vegetables and fruits, sewing their own clothes, baking bread, making alcoholic, and much more.

-from yesterday's New York Times; read full article here

And an older one; From concrete to community .

School garden, in Alameda

San Francisco ’s streets and public rights-of-way make up fully 25% of the city’s land area, more space even than is found in all of the city’s parks.

-Pavements to park

And a lot of pictures and some useful links; Shift Design Studio

"A day in San Fran", picture from city center

See more of my pictures from San Francisco here 1, 2, 3

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