It’s a really great time to be an urban farmer. The support system just keeps getting better and better. Enthusiasm is all around us, in our local communities, in our cities and on the internet. Today, we read two stories from two different American cities that are crafting their own approach, bringing the community of local food to new and creative places.
San Francisco has a bubbling and fizzing community of urban homesteaders making their own pickles, kombucha, kefir and cider. Thanks to Jaime Gross of the New York Times for sharing this insight into the food scene out there and for giving us a new favorite quote at the end of the article: “Once you get a taste of your own pickles, it’s hard to go back.”
Austin has another amazing approach. Urban Patchwork brings farming to your front yard, they “want to foster a sense of community, to encourage people to meet at the front of the house.” What a great notion! Let’s meet out front and share some tips on gardening, weeding and cooking. These cities provide a wonderful inspiration to bring your own food community to your doorstep and bring them all the way inside!