Space Hunter

It is becoming more and more clear to me and Jessie that we simply need more space.  After all, more space= more food.  While being eternally grateful for the space we were given, it is simply not enough to really make the kind of dent we’re hoping to make in the restaurant alloy.  With that now said, I do know that there is a way to make this happen without becoming a full scale farm.  With our garden project we intend not to sustain a restaurant entirely, but merely HELP to sustain a restaurant.  I have yet to be convinced that we need to move to the sticks.  All around me, in this city, there are spaces.  There are unused spaces that need food, and lots of food.  What if we all changed the way we thought about usable space? What about tearing up that inedible sod for a little arugula? I am sure that there are many San Franciscans with un- or underused spaces.  All we really need is a little more than we’ve got to really make things cook!  

So now we’re putting out our feelers and looking for space.  We ideally would like to find people that have unused space that they would be comfortable donating.  I mean hey…free landscaping anyone?  Not to mention front row seats to the ever-expanding food sustainability movement.  In exchange for the space, the donors would have a weekly share of veggies and potentially some deals at the restaurants we serve.  Now that is community! a direct link between producers, farmers, and restaurants. 
So help us out.  We need all the community we can get.  IF you have space you’d donate, or know of space that is up for grabs, email us (email).  

Fighting with Phood!!!
And now a word from our sponsors.  Phood Fight Inc. is a company started by Peter Hood of Weird Fish, St, Francis Fountain, and Boogaloos.  The  Amyitis garden was initially funded by Phillip Bellber and Carolyn Blair but now Phood Fight is the company helping us to keep things going.  In a way Phood Fight manages the way these restaurants use their products.  We intend to insure that our restaurants are using the greenest and most sustainable solutions to restaurant materials and food.  Look at it as Green Management if you will.  We’ll keep you posted on how it moves along.

NEW!!
I have decided to  add a link of the week.  We’ll post links that we like related to local food related resources.  

This week we liked tablehopper.com.  Tablehopper is a really cool website for Bay area foodies, farmers and restaurateurs alike.  Check it out and find a new place to grub!!

Best, 

David
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2 responses to “Space Hunter

  1. I don’t know if this is pertinent or “useful” or whatever, but I just thought I’d like you to know that Rudy Guiliani is way into a manned mission to Mars. If you San Franciscans can get behind this guy, I’m pretty sure Mars has got lots of space for growing aurugula!

  2. Hey Guys!

    I’ve been following your garden progress. It’s really fantastic and totally inspiring! Your latest post reminds me of an artist that I’ve recently come into contact with: Fritz Haeg. He has this project called “edible estates” which involves helping people to turn their front lawns into food producing gardens! Sounds like what you are interested in – here’s his site, maybe it will give you some ideas:

    http://www.fritzhaeg.com/garden/initiatives/edibleestates/main.html

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