Planting the City
A series of events exploring urban greening

Victory Garden at the Civic Center summer 2008

7:00 pm
(note date change)

Thursday, November 5th
7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 9th
7:00 pm

All events take place at:
Studio for Urban Projects
3579 17th Street
San Francisco, CA

Space is limited. Please RSVP to rsvp@studioforurbanprojects.org
Suggested donation $5-$15


A series of panel discussions, film screenings, and printed collections exploring how the groundswell of interest in sidewalk planting, urban farming and community gardening are reshaping the city.

Supplanting the Pavement
This panel discussion moderated by New York Times writer Allison Arieff explores the strategies underlying sidewalk greening. From urban beautification, traffic calming, and rain water diversion to reclaiming roadway for pedestrian usage, these projects seek to enliven the public sphere. Participants include Jane Martin of Plant*SF, Gillian Gillett of Greening Guerrero, John Bela of Rebar, and Andres Power, the Project Manager of SF Pavement to Parks Program.

Edible City Screening
Join us for a screening of Edible City, a film-in-progress documenting the stories of Bay Area residents that are engaged with the local food movement as a response to industrialized agriculture. Directors Andrew Hasse and Adam Goldstein will discuss their forthcoming film and show a selection of clips.

Urban Farming
This second of two panels moderated by New York Times writer Allison Arieff delves into strategies for urban farming. We will examine historical examples including the Victory Garden movement of WWII and contemporary efforts to both revive the Victory Gardens as well as to create new models of urban farming. The evening’s panelists will include Amy Franceschini, instigator of the new San Francisco Victory Gardens Project; Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City; and Paula Jones, Director of Food Systems San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The Planting the City Library
The Planting the City series includes an on-site browsing library of historical and contemporary works curated by the Prelinger Library. It features the urban homesteading collection that anchors the new Studio for Urban Projects library, and is supplemented by a historical collection on loan from the Prelinger Library charting the Garden City and Back-to-the-Land movements, as well as contemporary urban greening projects. The library will be available for use during our evening events and also by appointment.

For more information visit: www.studioforurbanprojects.org.

  Founded in 2006 the Studio for Urban Projects is a research and working group that perceives art as a means of advancing civic engagement and furthering public dialogue. We recently opened the Studio for Urban Projects storefront in the San Francisco Mission District. It is best described as a "collective of collectives." Here like-minded San Francisco art collaboratives share a space for the staging of talks, film screenings, workshops, discussions, and meals.

    3579 17TH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110 PHONE: 415.436.9594 FAX: 415.436.9296