Eat Their Vegetables

Gardening and growing food have gone beyond traditional farmers and ladies in broad-brimmed hats and pedal-pushers. Excitingly enough, it seems every time we turn around, there's another artist establishing a seed library. The observation and reconceptualization of food production in urban environments seems a natural outcropping of a foodie town greatly influenced by local food activist (and Chez Panisse co-owner) Alice Waters. The Thesis 2 MA Collaborative class from the San Francisco Art Institute hosts “A Fresh Look: Observations on Artistic and Social Practice in Urban Farming” to present its new book and Web site on the topic. Tonight’s celebration kicks off with an underground market offered by forageSF, run by local potentates of found food (and we don’t mean dumpster diving for old doughnuts — rather, finding wildly growing edibles occurring naturally). A wealth of delicious options including raw honey and kombucha are available for purchase at the market. Following that is a conversation about urban farming featuring artists and activists from the movement and, finally, a reception in the campus cafe.
Tue., April 27, 4 p.m., 2010

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