eat here now is an investigation into how we can re-imagine our cities to be near food. Built-out communities like North Park have few open spaces waiting to become urban farms. But what if the capacity to grow our own food is hiding in plain sight? Because North Park does have extraordinarily wide streets, miles of public right-of-way along our sidewalks, football fields-worth of flat roofs, acres of front and back yards, and a future mini-park. What if the public reclaimed public space? What if streets + roofs + yards = food? And local food = fuel savings + water savings + healthier communities + social justice? We can start right here, right now.
Kasi Schnell, Art Produce Gallery, and some wonderful local farmers