For many people, particularly city dwellers with little or no land, cash seems like the only way to acquire food and other essentials. Thankfully a movement is afoot that encourages city folk to work with the earth and its bounty. All around the Bay Area now and elsewhere, people are discovering how to make the most of urban space by reviving ancestral skills, so they can care of themselves, their families, and their communities. We discuss going “back to the land,” while staying in the city, with K. Ruby Blume of the Institute of Urban Homesteading in Oakland and Melinda Stone, Professor of Media Studies and founder of The Garden Project at the University of San Francisco.
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