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Regrowing Oakland: the future of urban food

on April 26, 2010

Can you farm in a city like Oakland? Some local urban farmers, community groups and university researchers think so. Working with the City of Oakland, they are re-envisioning the city’s food supply. Imagine an Oakland where residents grow vegetables, families have affordable fresh food, and shorter distances between fields and dinner tables decrease the city’s carbon footprint. In 2006, the City Council announced a new goal: to grow and buy one-third of the city’s food from local sources. Now local farmers, grocers, and policy makers are working to make that goal a reality.

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