Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Two for Tuesday

Two upcoming events I wanted to share with you all:

An intriguing conference held by the Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association in November called 'Sacred Agriculture' asks 

"how do we restore life force in our food, on our farms and in our communities? how do we revision the economics of agriculture? how do we create farms & gardens ... that can serve as vehicles of social & ecological .. transformation?"

Sessions topics include urban agriculture, healing gardens, on-farm habitat and solar energy based farming. For more information check out their website.  I am hoping I can make it there, and report back on what promises to be some very cool perspectives on the potentials of agriculture in our communities. I met some of the members of the association back in 2010 when I attended Eco-Farm, and they seem like an awesome, dedicated group. 

I am very excited that a map I created with Claire Napawan-Seybert on alternative food infrastructures in San Francisco's Bay Area will be featured in Food: An Atlas, a guerilla cartography project by CAGE Lab (part of UC Berkeley Geography Department). I'll be sharing the map, and more about the research behind it, once the atlas is published. In the meantime, check out CAGE Lab's previous publication 'Mission Possible' which features guerrilla mappings of the Mission District neighborhood in San Francisco. I'm also looking forward to seeing all the other food related mappings in the atlas. Stay tuned!