No Green Guilt and No Traveling and Scavenging for “Local” Food

This looks potentially soothing:

feastbayYour own private mini-field of crops!

Feast Bay Farming

Imagine looking out of your window looking at a thriving food forest, an environmentally friendly landscape. This what Feast Bay Farming is committed to offer the residents of Alameda county.

I already have a small patch of my own, but managing and optimizing a home kitchen garden is no simple task.  I’ve worked at it, and consulted such sources as the beautifully illustrated and highly-specific Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour, but to do it well takes more man hours than my full time graduate school/work schedule allows.  As it stands now, my little raised bed has gone to seed.  

If I get lucky (and a spare hour or two one of these weeks) I’m hoping to consult with FBF to turn my little plot into the local feast of Michael Pollan’s dreams.  My dream crop: escarole. 

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3 responses to “No Green Guilt and No Traveling and Scavenging for “Local” Food

  1. Nice!
    Puts me in mind of the Institute for Urban Homesteading:
    http://www.sparkybeegirl.com/iuh.html

  2. Anderson Cooper

    Also, you could forgo all the planning and grow a meadow there in Rockridge

    http://www.esquire.com/features/best-and-brightest-2008/future-of-video-game-design-1208

  3. Anderson Cooper

    Uh, oh, wordpress apparently has a gravatar for my email. Secret’s out.

    AC != AC

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