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Bartender starts roof-top farm on award winning Quince restaurant in San Francisco

Kristin on the roof. Photo by Lou Lesko.

By Kristin McArdle
July 2012


I began working for Quince at the end of January of 2011. During the first few months of my employment I also began taking a Permaculture Design Certification Course and through that class the idea for Vegetable Uprising was born. I had the idea and vision for installing a roof-top kitchen garden at Quince, but I was still a rookie at the restaurant and hadn’t earned enough street credibility with the Tusks yet to pitch the idea. So, I made a commitment to working really hard, getting better at my job, and somehow positioning myself to give them my elevator pitch. The hard part you ask? How was I going to get face time with either of the Tusk’s to present the idea?

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Backyard hens in Edmonton, Alberta

Part 1 (of 3 parts. See following page.)

Why are chickens illegal in some urban areas? Kevin visits backyard farms to find out what it’s really like. Do they smell? Are they noisy?

By Kevin Kossowan of KevinTV

Back yard hens make nothing but sense to me, yet it remains illegal in our municipal law. In an environment where urban ag and sustainable living are relevant, I can’t see how the bylaws can stand as they are. So I’m visiting folks with hens, to see their setups and get their thoughts.

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