We San Franciscans are go-getters. If we don’t like the way things are done, we change them. Oh, the vegetables being sold at this grocery are picked by underpaid and exploited workers? Fine, we’ll boycott and grow our own carrots! The power rests in the hands of the people to make a positive change. If all the city began to practice sustainable and self-sufficient skills, who knows what would come next? Chickens in Golden Gate Park? Beehives in every backyard? The Homestead Skillshare Festival is a daylong event that aims to educate the masses on the power of sustainable living. More than 40 different workshops are offered, including beekeeping, cheese-making, and chicken-raising. The festival is hosted by the Hayes Valley Farm, an urban farming project that transformed the rubble of the Central Freeway into a farm flourishing with community involvement and sustainable food. Along with discovering the wonderful world of cob ovens, participants can enjoy performances from Alma Desnuda, Fog City Banjo Brewers, Lea Grant, and Nicco Tyson.
Sat., May 26, 10 a.m., 2012