SE Hawthorne and 41st
Urban farming is generally practiced for income-earning or food-producing activities though in some communities the main impetus is recreation and relaxation. Urban agriculture contributes to food security and food safety in two ways: first, it increases the amount of food available to people living in cities, and, second, it allows fresh vegetables and fruits and meat products to be made available to urban consumers. A common and efficient form of urban agriculture is the biointensive method. Because urban agriculture promotes energy-saving local food production, urban and peri-urban agriculture are generally seen as sustainable practices.
The recognition of environmental degradation within cities through the relocation of resources to serve urban populations has inspired the implementation of different schemes of urban agriculture across the developed and developing world. From historic models such as Machu Picchu to designs for new productive urban farms, the idea of locating agriculture in the city takes on many characteristics.
Hmmm.. these baby scallions and fresh herbs would help make a phenomenal Dungeness Crab Salad Napolean – layers of fresh picked crab/herb/scallion salad with thick slices of heirloom tomato and a simple vinaigrette..
Chilled Radishes with Sea Salt
Heirloom Tomato and Dungess Crab Napoleans
Grilled Wild Mushroom Steaks
Unadulterated Sweet Cherries
see ya next week…