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Volunteer

All over town, there are multiple opportunities to volunteer in gardens, urban farms and other permaculture-related projects. To add your event to the calendar, please contact us.

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Grow Your Favorite Fruit

‘Grow Your Favorite Fruit’ is the theme of this year’s Scion Exchange, held by the Golden Gate Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG), being held at the El Sobrante Baptist Church, on...

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Please Touch Community Garden

Visit the project official blog @ http://pleasetouchgarden.tumblr.com/ Have you ever walked past that empty lot on Grove Street, right next to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and City Hall? This high-traffic space in midst...

Healing Soil, Healing Ourselves

Healing Soil, Healing Ourselves

Saturday was Soil Day in my permaculture design course. But if you really want to learn all about soil – from how to determine its texture to how to manage its structure and prevent...

Ecotopian Democracy

A few years ago I had the chance to sit down with Ernest Callenbach and discuss solutionary governance ideas. I posted this after the interview. Any reference to state referendum bills and their numbered...

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Garden City Part IV – Other Public Land

What public land might be underutilized or vacant that could be used for food production or other ecosystemic uses in San Francisco? We’ve already assessed the opportunities of Recreation and Park Department land, but...

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Garden City Part I – Calculations

If it is the case that fossil fuels are scarce and not renewable on human time scales, then it follows that any sustainable or permanent culture must develop a food system that is independent...