About This Blog

As residents of a metropolitan area in a 1st-world country like the United States, many of us are unfamiliar with the basic tenets of food production. To us, food is something that comes from a grocery store, often processed and wrapped in brightly-colored plastic. Vegetables have been coaxed and pruned to uniformity, fruits are polished and waxed to a high shine, and meats bear little resemblance to their pre-mortem selves.

Where does the food we eat come from? Has it travelled across state lines, or countries, or oceans? Who grew it in the first place? By what means is it produced?

These are all questions I find myself asking while browsing the produce aisles at Berkeley Bowl (which fortunately labels country of origin for all its fruits and vegetables). In this blog, I intend to address an important method of food production which brings many of these questions closer to home: urban agriculture.

Urban agriculture: the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. It’s not a new concept, but it’s arguably never been more important than right now. The Bay Area is home to many examples of urban farming, and I’ll be discussing these ventures here.

About Me

Hey there. I’m Kyle. I’ve created this blog not only to meet course requirements for Living in a Media World 1, but also to discuss the urban agriculture scene. I’m really into the notion of growing food and raising livestock in non-traditional settings and methods.

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