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AB 551 in Oakland and Los Angeles

There’s a lot happening regarding urban farming policy in the Bay Area. Since we’ve opened our office in March, we’ve seen the adoption of AB 551, The Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act, on the state level. Simply put, the law states that property owners who lease their land to urban farmers for a 5 year […]

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Farmscape is Hiring!

Seeking a farmer for San Francisco and San Mateo

Job Responsibilities: Make weekly visits to yards of Farmscape members at regularly scheduled times Manage all aspects of annual vegetable cultivation from planning and planting plots, fertilization and pest control, to leaving a harvest on each member’s doorstep Keep detailed records during weekly visits Maintain good relationships with members, both in-person and via phone/email Adhere […]

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Farmscape is Hiring!

Seeking Full-time Urban Farmer for Westside/Mid-City/NELA

Job Responsibilities: Make weekly visits to yards of Farmscape members at regularly scheduled times Manage all aspects of annual vegetable cultivation from planning and planting plots, fertilization and pest control, to leaving a harvest on each member’s doorstep Keep detailed records during weekly visits Maintain good relationships with members, both in-person and via phone/email Adhere […]

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Fun Garden Science

Explaining Peculiar Garden Phenomena

Why do some tomatoes have “noses”?  A couple years ago, a colleague told me about a funny visit to a school garden. Some of the students had discovered a tomato with a protrusion. They decided that the unusual bump extending from the otherwise spherical tomato was a nose, and proceeded to parade around the schoolyard […]

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Summer Zucchini Bread

Every so often when I venture out into my garden, I will find a gigantic zucchini that is fun to look at, but not so much to eat. I prefer to eat zucchini when they are small to medium-sized. Zucchini bread is my favorite way to utilize those super-sized zucchinis, that I would otherwise eat […]

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