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Your Call: How are urban farms changing cities?

Jun 17, 2015

  

On the June 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about urban agriculture. Eighty percent of the US population lives in cities, further from farms than ever, but more and more city dwellers are growing their own food on empty lots or in their backyards. The film Growing Cities examines this trend from the Bay Area to Detroit.  How are urban farms revitalizing communities and changing the way we eat? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Dan Susman, director and producer of Growing Cities

Caitlyn Galloway, co-founder, Little City Gardens in San Francisco

Joseph Davis, urban farmer and staff member at City Slicker Farms in West Oakland 

Web resources:

Growing Cities

Little City Garden

City Slicker Farms

Truth-out: Baltimore Combats Food Deserts with Urban Farming Tax Breaks

NPR: Tax Breaks May Turn San Francisco’s Vacant Lots into Urban Farms