Bay Area Urban Farms Bus Tour
Friday, January 14, 2022 | 8:30am-5:30pm
$105 (includes lunch)
Urban Agriculture is much more than backyard gardens and community plots. The San Francisco Bay Area has some of the most diverse and advanced urban ag projects in the country, producing healthy food, jobs, community ownership, healthy environments, and food literacy. This first-for-EcoFarm bus tour is a unique experience to visit some of the leading urban agriculture organizations in the East Bay, and learn from community leaders. Join us on this full-day tour to experience and understand agriculture in the urban environment. You’ll visit farms and gardens from Richmond to East Oakland, experience hands-on activities at an urban farm, plant nursery, school farm, and community food security projects. A plant based lunch with seasonal ingredients will be served.
Farms featured on this tour include:
Spiral Gardens strives to model and enable a healthy alternative to our current food economy. For almost two decades we have been part of the ever-growing movement to recreate a resilient and local food system that ties people directly to their sources of sustenance. Spiral Gardens’ mission is to improve community health and sustainability by providing access to nutritious and affordable produce, promoting a strong local food system, and encouraging productive use of urban soil.
Urban Tilth inspires, hires, and trains local residents to cultivate agriculture, feed our community, and restore relationships to land to build a more sustainable food system, within a just and healthier community. We use our 7 school and community gardens and small urban farms to teach and employ community members to grow, distribute, cook, and consume thousands of pounds of local produce each year, to create a more equitable and just food system.Planting Justice
Castlemont Farm and Gardens is an educational space working to dismantle the racist dehumanizing impacts of colonialism on indigenous people of melanated skin throughout the world. Our work fosters and builds healthy, sustainable and thriving collaborative communities. We are a 1.5 acre education and production space with multiple youth led social enterprises.
Farm the Roof
Bio coming soon
Arrival: 8:30am at the MacArthur BART station. Hot tea and biscuits will be provided.
Bus Departs: 9am sharp, returning around 5:00pm.
Parking is available MacArthur BART Parking on Level 5 and 6 for a fee.
Please bring water and snacks and be prepared for rain.
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