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Trees Free Farm Stand in the Mission.   Source: Trees Free Farm Stand Blog

Tree's Free Farm Stand in the Mission. Source: Tree's Free Farm Stand Blog

How much does it cost to put food on the table for your family these days? Definitely more than last year at this time. And it’s a sure bet that it’ll be even higher next year. The cost of producing food is skyrocketing… and the basics are becoming out of reach to average American households. Solutions for an oncoming food crisis are needed… locally, nationally and globally.

On this edition, we take a look at sustainable farming practices. Urban farms in the heart of San Francisco. The future of food production in a skyscraper. And on the ground in a Portland, Maine food bank. Solutions right in our backyards… or just down the block.


Trevor Paque, My Farm founder and owner; “Z,” My Farm farmer; Larry, Three Stone Heart; Anne Fisher Vollen, My Farm client and Green Zebra founder; Kevin Bayuk, Eco-systemic agricultural consultant; Tree, San Francisco urban farmer; Dr. Dickson Despommier, Columbia University microbiologist and professor; Joel Reed, Preble Street Resource Center food programs manager; Kathy Parker, Portland resident; Cindy Garrison and Jean George, Preble Street volunteers.

Executive Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Producers: Joshua Smith, Matt Fidler and Lauren Kirby
Tape sync: Laura Vitale
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
Intern: Keisha Thomas

For more information:

Feeding America

Free Farm Stand

Green Zebra


Preble Street Resource Center

San Francisco Permaculture Guild

Three Stone Hearth

Vertical Farm Project

Independent producer Matt Fidler speaks with Columbia University’s Dr. Despommier about Vertical Farming (1/2 hour version)

Author: Radio Project

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