Sunday, April 3, 2011

Green Festival and Farm Job Opportunity

This coming Sunday, April 10th, I will be hosting an event (featuring SF Supervisor Eric Mar) at 3:30pm at the Green Festival:
"Getting Your Hands Dirty in Urban Farming"
Interested in getting your hands dirty in urban agriculture? Hear representatives from SF’s 3 largest farms share the why, when, and how to engage in urban farming projects. Then, after a sneak peak at the documentary In Search of Good Food, join the discussion on government’s role and how we can make agriculture thrive in the city.

The Green Festival is on April 9th –10th at the Concourse Exhibition Center at 635 8th Street (at Brannan Street) in San Francisco. Seven stages and pavilions give attendees a chance to be engaged by 125 local experts and nationally-renowned speakers and visionaries in lectures, panels and workshops. Keynote presenters include Amy Goodman, John Perkins, Zoe Weil, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Sylvia Mendez, Mark Hertsgaard and Dr. Sharif Abdullah.

Green Festival offers affordable admission on any budget. Admission is free for youth 18 years old and under. All students (with ID), seniors, cyclists (with bike valet ticket) and public transit riders (with ticket stub) receive a $5 discount at the door. Regular admission if purchased online is $10/day, $15/weekend; or at the door it’s $15/day, $25/weekend. Local, state and federal government employees with a valid work ID receive free admission. As always, Green America and Global Exchange members receive free admission to Green Festival.

Green Festival hours:
Saturday April 9th: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday April 10th: 11:00am-6:00pm

For more information visit

Just got news that the current farm managers at Oz Farm are moving back to Austria and the position is opening up. Feel free to check out the website for more details about the farm/etc.

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