Little City Gardens making good moves.

Little City Gardens making good moves.

As of recently, small gardens in San Francisco were not able to sell their fruits and vegetables without a hefty permitting fee and process that pretty much made everyone turn their head away from doing such actions. But with some hard efforts from local gardener activists, the process to acquire permits to legally grow food and sell food is under way. Here are some pictures from the most recent happenings. Also, if you would like to support the process, please go to


In celebration of Earth Week 2012, San Francisco’s global mashup band Rupa & the April Fishes and local bicycle music touring veterans SHAKE YOUR PEACE! will present the Bay Rising Tour – pedaling their bicycles 200 miles around the entire perimeter of the San Francisco B…ay, presenting concerts with a bicycle-powered sound system that converts the leg-power of volunteer pedalers from the audience into electricity to run the sound system.
The purpose of the tour is to give both of the bands, and those who join them on their rides between show stops, an opportunity to learn about the dynamics of the San Francisco Bay Bioregion in an adventurous, sociable, and direct way. The tour is inviting cyclists of all skill levels to join the bike rides between the tour stops; and because each of the band members will be hauling up to 100 lbs of musical equipment behind them on bike trailers, no one is likely to be left behind.

The 10-stop tour will include performances in traditional music venues and guerilla art spaces. Check below for all the dates.

DEPART FROM SAN FRANCISCO, the morning of 4/19:
rally/departure point: the baseball fields at the bottom of Glen Canyon Park. Take-off @ 9 a.m.
– Heading 35 miles to Stanford University Synergy Co-op.

APRIL 19th–Depart SF by BIKE–PALO ALTO–Stanford Synergy Collective at 8 pm! 550 San Juan St. Sliding scale donation-$1-25

APRIL 20th–SAN JOSE—SJ Bike Party. Live pedal-powered music presented in the middle of the ride. Time and route information posted here the week before the ride:

APRIL 21st–FREMONT – Earth Day Celebration–Meet up at Fremont Earth Day grounds at Washington Hospital 2500 Mowry Avenue Fremont at 3pm for group ride to pedal-powered show in outdoor setting.

APRIL 22nd–OAKLAND – Earth Day Dinner/Show at the Sustainable Living Center at 1121 64th Street, Oakland. Dinner provided by HomeGrown Farms. Dinner at 6pm, Show at 7pm. $20 for show with dinner, $10 for show alone. ALL AGES SHOW.

APRIL 23rd–RICHMOND–Keller Beach 1085 Dornan Drive, Richmond CA – 4 pm – After School – Bike to School Earth Week -Riparian Bike tours presents Water quality science before the show.

APRIL 24th–MARTINEZ–Martinez Plaza on Main Street, 4-6pm. FREE!

APRIL 25th GLEN COVE (VALLEJO) – 1pm. Ceremony at the GlenCove occupation site honoring the first human inhabitants of the SF Bay , the Ohlone, and inviting their presence into our present day awareness.

APRIL 26th–SAN RAFAEL—dance party at the Downtown San Rafael Farmer’s Market (, Co-presented by Arizmendi Bakery. @ the plaza in front of Arizmendi Bakery: 1002 Fourth St. Music from 6-9pm. Bring tips. All ages.

APRIL 27th–SAUSALITO at The Seahorse. Doors 8pm, Show 9pm. Tickets $15
305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA

APRIL 28th–San Quentin Penitentiary. Private Show. Sorry.

APRIL 28th–SAN FRANCISCO–Homecoming celebration at THE INDEPENDENT. It will sell out. Get your tickets NOW !


Hearing on Urban Ag Zoning Proposal – February 17, 2011
Updated January 19, 2011

Please note the new hearing date.

Mark your calendars and save the date — the first Planning Commission hearing on the urban agriculture zoning proposal is currently scheduled for:

Thursday, February 17th -1:30 PM @ City Hall, Room 400 SF CA

February 10th 2011 Join SF activist to

We’ll have more details as we get closer to the date. Since it’s in the middle of the day, it will be harder for us to rustle up a crowd — so, if you think you can make it, please come!  Also please spread the word — we want to have a strong presence at the hearing and we need your help.

– or get involved with us by one of the following ways:

Planting & Gardening – San Francisco has Little City Gardens, please take a moment to web search your local neighborhood. If you can’t find anything, maybe it is time you started something up!

Aquaponics – A new way to eat with local food, Aquaponics Video. As the world changes, so does the need for new inventions of sustainability and harmony.

Adaptation to keep harmony and balance in necesities. Environmental & Social awareness discussions (free), volunteer at events our events or create a discussion on how you can start localizing your life in a healthy balanced way. There is so much out there on the internet aboutYoga for personal health,
Sewing Your Own ClothesAlternative Home BuildingAlternative Transportation, and so much more. We are in an age that our thoughts and intentions can create very rapidly. If we are spending our time supporting television, mindless advertising, and products that are somewhat poisonous, we are not doing our part to protect future generations, or even ourselves. Let’s think about what we want around in our lives and create it. Thanks to the many great collaborators of Soul Graffiti, we are expanding our community to incorporate as many of these contacts as possible. If you think you have a product or idea of concsious living ideas, please email and we will get back to you as best we can.

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
Time: 10am – 12noon
Location: Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave at Lawton Street, San Francisco
Instructor: Ali Budner, Western Herbalist
Cost: $15
Ali Budner from Conrad Beach Herb Class
Herbal MedicineAre you tired of that runny nose and sore throat? Do you want to feel empowered around your own health this year? Join Ali Budner and Garden for the Environment as we learn how to create two simple herbal remedies for the common winter bug. We will be making one herbal vinegar and one herbal infused honey for cold care. We will talk about the basic actions of the plants we use and how they work in combination. You will leave with a jar of each remedy for your medicine cabinet, plus handouts with copies of the recipes. This workshop is open to all levels of experience.

Register Online Here

For phone or email registration: Please call (415) 731-5627, or email Or register in the garden the day of the workshop.


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