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Oakland Museum Digs Into Urban Farming

A new exhibition, Take Root, opens this weekend

By Caleb Pershan
Eater San Francisco
Dec 14, 2017

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The East Bay has long been fertile ground for farmers and gardeners, with chefs like Jeremiah Tower and Paul Bertolli of Chez Panisse and then Stars and Oliveto and Michael Wild of Bay Wolf cultivating local food systems and putting local produce at the center of the plate. In 2006, Oakland’s City Council even announced a goal that the city grow one-third of its own food.

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December 16, 2017   Comments Off on Oakland Museum Digs Into Urban Farming

City-Dwellers Take Root in Albany’s New Urban Agriculture Supply Shop

They’re busy planning outreach classes for the spring, possibly taught by volunteer Master Gardeners or County Extension workers.

By Chris McDowell
Corvallis AdvocateFeature
December 6, 2017

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In July, the couple opened Urban Ag Supply in a small space in downtown Albany, where they sell everything from soil amendments to hydroponic supplies, and books with an ecological tilt. Selling only local and environmentally friendly products, the purpose of the store, according to Sara, is to be a “community garden hub” for Albany and the surrounding area.

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December 16, 2017   Comments Off on City-Dwellers Take Root in Albany’s New Urban Agriculture Supply Shop