Farm Together Now Book Tour Kicks Off in San Francisco, December 21

Farmers left rural areas for work in the cities, now farms are finding a place in or near urban centers through groups like Farm Together Now which puts a human face on the experience.


They kick off their book tour in San Francisco on Tuesday, December 21 at The Green Arcade at 8 PM.

Sarah Henry in Farm Together Now Book Launch (Bay Area Bites, December 18) introduces us to the book itself:

"Now comes the home-grown Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement by Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker (Chronicle Books, hardcover $27.50).

Tucker calls Chicago home, but folks may know San Franciscan Franceschini for her role in the city's Victory Gardens project. A member of the artist collaborative Future Farmers, Franceschini was approached by Chronicle to, well, chronicle a crucial time in the nascent alternative farming movement.

In the summer of 2009, Franceschini, Tucker and San Francisco-based photographer Anne Hamersky took separate road trips around the country, and logged thousands of miles and hundreds of hours of face time with farmers. This book is the result, a portrait of 20 farms that gives readers a sense of the challenges faced by people pursuing an alternative food system to conventional Big Ag.

The guide, which takes a Q&A interview format, gives immediate voice to a diverse range of farmers and food activists."

After San Francisco, the trio will visit the following cities:

Putting fresh food on the table for Green Day # 157

Previously: Green Wines from the Loire, Tremblay, Taille aux Loups, Roches Neuves

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