Episode 5: Gardening in a Small Space
May Nguyen, Planting Justice
Before working with Planting Justice, May began her food justice work during her days on the campus of UC Berkeley with the student-run organization Society for Agriculture & Food Ecology (SAFE). With her trusty team of student activists, she helped plan DIY workshops, published a zine of student-authored articles called "Lettuce Turnip the Beets". She has extended this work beyond the campus: helping to promote The Greenhorns, a New York-based non-profit in the midst of producing a documentary film about young farmers in America, WWOOF in Thailand and France, and studying the formation of intentional permaculture communities.
Listen here to meet some of the people Planting Justice employs.
Jay Rosenberg (aka Jay Blue Tape), 49 Farms
and Hayes Valley Farm
A co-founder of Hayes Valley Farm and 49 Farms, Jay has been involved with sustainable agriculture projects in rural and urban settings since the beginning of the century. In that time, Jay has traveled the world collaborating on farms and food gardens including City Farm in Chicago, a 14-acre farm and tropical food forest in Maui, and edible gardens in Miami; London; Sydney, Australia; and locations throughout California.
Farms in San Francisco?! Listen here to take a tour of some of the amazing farms under highway overpasses and beside busy streets.
National Gardening Association
Gardening with Kids
Hayes Valley Farm
Found SF’s Listing of Community Gardens in San Francisco
San Francisco Community Gardens listing
San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory
San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance
Valley Verde in San Jose:
Video on Bamboo Irrigation:
Permaculture. It’s more than an idea for your garden, it’s also a way of life. Our experts break down exactly what the term means and how it can benefit your home, your neighborhood, and the greater community.
Ideas of what to grow when you only have one small kitchen window and an itchy green thumb.
The ins and outs of worm bins, how easy it is to cultivate them, and the benefits their wiggly occupants bring to your garden.
You’ve watered it, you’ve coddled it, heck — you’ve even sung to it. Despite all this attention, your produce just isn’t thriving. Experts Jay Rosenberg with 49 Farms and May Nguyen with Planting Justice troubleshoot how to make it right when your garden is going wrong in cold weather.
Our experts settle a debate that has plagued homes: are coffee grounds good or bad for your compost?
Meal of Fortune Challenge
During our Meal of Fortune Challenge, we ask you for your suggestions as to what this giant gourd should be called. You can email you own ideas to us at firstname.lastname@example.org