30 Apr '12, 2pm

San Francisco’s urban ag-spansion

San Francisco’s urban ag-spansion

A version of this post originally appeared in the CUESA Newsletter . Mary Davis started feeling the squeeze of city life about a year ago. She had grown up gardening and spent a stint working on an organic farm while attending grad school in Missouri. Now an architect living in San Francisco’s Mission District, she longed to reconnect with her gardening roots, but her small apartment was lacking in the dirt department. “There was no garden, no outdoors,” she says. “I really wanted a place with some soil.” She started looking around her neighborhood and fell in love with the historic Dearborn Community Garden . But when she inquired about getting a plot, she was told there was a 22-year waiting list. She signed up nonetheless and continued her search, adding her name to the Potrero Hill Community Garden’s list as well, which had a comparatively modest seven-year wait. Since...

Full article: http://grist.org/urban-agriculture/san-franciscos-urban-a...

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