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:
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:
- Baltimore, MD* – Wednesday 1/5/11 7pm @ 2640
- Philadelphia, PA* – Thursday 1/6/11 7pm @ Wooden Shoe Books & Records
- Millbrook, NY* – Saturday 1/8/11 Time TBA @ Merritt Books
- Pocantico Hills, NY* - Sunday 1/9/11 2pm @ Stone Barns Center’s Winter Market in the Hay Barn
- Brooklyn, NY* – Monday 1/10/11 7pm @ Melville House Books
- Los Angeles, CA* – Monday 1/31/11 Time TBA @ Stories
Putting fresh food on the table for Green Day # 157