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  • New Incentives for Urban Agriculture
  • S.F. property owners to get tax break from creating urban farms By Tara Duggan, SF Chronicle | August 31, 2014Kevin Bayuk, a teacher at the Urban Permaculture Institute, tends a new bed at the 18th and Rhode Island Garden. Photo: Leah Millis, The ChronicleIt's part of the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act, a state law spearheaded by local sustainable land-use advocates and state Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco. The law encourages would-be urban farmers to turn trash-covered empty parcels into gardens with the assurance they won't be forced out after putting in a lot of time and money.San Francisco will be the first to enact it because the Board of Supervisors has already passed the necessary local ordinance."It takes so much time ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 5:20 PM by Jay Rosenberg
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LATEST NEWS FROM 49 FARMS

  • S.F. property owners to get tax break from creating urban farms By Tara Duggan, SF Chronicle | August 31, 2014Kevin Bayuk, a teacher at the Urban Permaculture Institute, tends a new bed at the 18th and Rhode Island Garden. Photo: Leah ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2014, 5:20 PM by Jay Rosenberg
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab - Saturday, July 12th, 11am-1pm Join San Francisco Bee-Cause for a fundraising field trip to the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Evaluation Garden. Jaime Pawelek, native bee researcher with the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2014, 3:25 PM by Jay Rosenberg
  • Celebrate Pollinator Week at The Bee Farm this Saturday (June 21st, 12-4pm) Come celebrate National Pollinators Week at The Bee Farm on Saturday afternoon!Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014Time: 12 Noon - 4 PMWhere: The Bee Farm, 3299 San Bruno Ave ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2014, 12:14 AM by Jay Blue Tape
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UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

  • Free Introduction to Permaculture with UPISF (at Impact Hub Oakland) Free Introduction to PermaculturePermi-curious?  We can design our way out of the social and environmental nightmare we’ve created on Earth - climate change, species extinction, poverty, inequity and ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2014, 1:43 PM by Jay Blue Tape
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49 SQUARE MILES OF FOOD - SF CHRONICLE

The number 49 defines San Francisco in so many ways. It refers to the 1849 Gold Rush that pretty much put the city on the map. It's the name of the city's football team. The 49 Mile Drive takes you through the most scenic parts of town. And the city itself is made up of 49 square miles.

Read the whole series in The San Francisco Chronicle