Tag: gardening and urban farming

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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Guerrilla Greens: Extreme Urban Homesteading

Guerrilla Greens: Extreme Urban Homesteading

An Oakland couple digs deep into the new paradigm: Urban Homesteading, by any means necessary.

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Event: Dirt to Dining

Event: Dirt to Dining

If eating is an agricultural act, as Wendell Berry so famously said, then what better way to celebrate the connection between food and farming than at Dirt to Dining? Here’s your delicious chance to hang out in a Bay Area chef’s lush backyard garden, drink organic wine, and chat with the farmers who grew the stuff you’re eating.

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An Urban Garden Part 2: The Beans

An Urban Garden Part 2: The Beans

| June 12, 2008 | 3 Comments

Every summer I spend way too much money on cranberry beans. If you know me, you might also know that they are my hands-down, number one, absolute favorite bean. I would even go a step further and extend that statement to the entire legume family. What are cranberry beans you ask? Well, they are not […]

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An Urban Tomato Garden

An Urban Tomato Garden

| May 29, 2008 | 15 Comments

I grew up in the 1970s in Dallas, Texas, at a time when processed food was the hot new thing (think Funyuns, Cap’n Crunch and Velveeta, and the list goes on…). So you can imagine what I must have been surrounded by foodwise. Fortunately, my mom was a foodie at heart—she baked loaves of bread, […]

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Ze’ev Vered’s Garden

Ze’ev Vered’s Garden

| August 19, 2007 | 6 Comments

The pot of chives was waiting for me in Moraga. Little did I know there was an entire afternoon of wonder in store for me when I went to pick it up. With just his hands, a shovel and a wheelbarrow, 79-year old Ze’ev Vered has shaped seven terraces of gardens and orchards. Trees bearing […]

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Kansas City BBQ: Oklahoma Joe’s

| July 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

Coming back to Missouri — the state of my childhood — always means returning to a double life. While I’ve come to terms with my family’s hyphenated existence here in the Heartland, I’m only just beginning to figure out how to balance the relentless abundance of my mother’s kitchen with the city’s smoky, seductive barbecue. […]

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Plumcots, Apriums, Pluots and Their Father of Invention

| May 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

It’s that time of year. When Bay Area markets are jumping with stone fruits. Names whimsical, actual and unpronounceable and downright silly fill signage over mysterious glowing orbs. People want to know, “What’s the difference between a pluot and a plumcot, a nectarcot and an aprium? Why all the funny names? What happened to the […]

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Asparagus on a Bun

| April 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

My parents travel light, so when they told me they were waiting at the baggage carousel, I knew some food had made its way from Missouri to California. I’ve been treated before to freshly dug potatoes, bags of dewy herbs, a catfish with its whiskers still intact, gooseberry jam, homemade beef jerky, and a selection […]

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