Breaking Through Concrete
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
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.
The event will close with a book signing (books for sale by Book Passage) and reception with farmers market refreshments. Representatives from San Francisco gardening projects and urban ag organizations, including School Farm, Garden for the Environment, SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, Just One Tree, Graze the Roof, and Alemany Farm, will set up information tables and share resources for prospective (and productive) local gardeners.
Come see how urban farming is transforming our national food system, and find out how you can get involved here at home!
Read more about the Breaking Through Concrete tour on Grist.
When & Where
CUESA - Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs.
We are a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers.
CUESA manages the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco (Saturday 8am-2pm, and Tuesday & Thursday 10am-2pm), and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland (Sunday 9am-2pm). CUESA’s markets are a certified farmers markets renowned for diverse offerings of high-quality, delicious local products.
CUESA’s educational initiatives inspire eaters of all ages to participate in cultivating a healthy food system, including cooking demonstrations, farm tours, youth programs like Foodwise Kids and Schoolyard to Market, and more. Learn more at cuesa.org.