Thursday, September 9, 2010

How does our food system reflect our society and our history?

On the next Your Call we'll talk to the authors of Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations. With climate change, population growth, genetically modified organisms, market globalization, and corporate consolidation--what is happening to our food systems? And to us? Is the modern agricultural machine that feeds the world also destroying it? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. Could local food systems be a solution to global food crises? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:
Andrew Rimas, a journalist and the managing editor at the Improper Bostonian magazine

Evan Fraser, adjunct professor of geography at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds in the UK with a focus on farming, climate change and the environment

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2 comments:

Chezza said...

San Francisco does have some great ways to help get some food and community growing in SF!

SF - Garden building and volunteer opportunities

Kitchen Garden SF
http://kitchengardensf.org/

Hayes Valley Farm
http://www.hayesvalleyfarm.com/

18th & Rhode Island Garden
http://www.18thandrhodeisland.org/

Garden for the Environment
http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org/

SF Urban Permaculture guild
http://www.permaculture-sf.org/

Urban Permaculture Design Certification course
http://www.permaculture-sf.org/urban-pdc.html


Oakland - Garden building and volunteer opportunities

City Slicker Farms
http://www.cityslickerfarms.org/

Thanks!
Chezza

sami said...

Yeah!! Thanks a Bunch for the LisT:D
So right on, I have been in need of knowing the community gardening spots in SF. I was just about to email Rose about this & hope she'll have a show that highlights these community venues. Esp. after hearing the caller 'Lawerence' from Berkeley broadcast about the Cooperative Food Gardens network, where neighborhoods collaborate & share their own backyards in Berkeley for community food growing space. He aired contact (510) 540 1975 to be involved.