Link roundups are awesome. At least the happy faced chocolate chip and vanilla citrus panettone bread pudding from last week’s Rambling Restaurant thinks so. This alleged weekly roundup of link love is not so weekly – right now, we’re going for bi-monthly. Might get worse. May get better (unlikely).
But anyway, some interesting stuff we’ve been reading:
Is There Enough Food Out There For Nine Billion People? [The New Republic]
San Franciscans Turn Abandoned Lot Into Full-Fledged Farm [Inhabitat]
This is awesome – London has city farms all over the place. More American cities should do this, especially with abandoned unused spaces. Great for food production, community involvement, education, improvement of city aesthetics and urban landscape, and general awesomeness. For more on city farms, see below!
Rules Worth Following, For Everyone’s Sake [The New York Times]
On Michael Pollan. Yeah, we talk about him a lot. But it’s an article worth reading, for everyone’s sake.
Whole Wheat Muffin, the Remix [The New York Times]
Bittman is another foodie fave. I am excited to make this.
And the best interactive/participatory link of the week? Put your money where your mouth is on the urban farming tip. Help fund an amazing San Francisco urban garden (in my old beloved hood of the Mission) on this seriously phenomenal crowdsourced funding site called Kickstarter.
Here’s how it works: You pledge a bit of money to support a really cool project. They only take your money if they get enough funding. In return, you get to support a great idea AND you get something in return. A piece of artwork, dinner, a shoutout in a music video, whatever small piece of the project you helped get off the ground according to the level of your donation. For example, you could get an adorable set of seed packets like these for pledging $25:
Or get a gorgeous set of screen-printed posters by one of the farmers who’s also an artist by donating $250.
You can give as little as $5 or as much as you want. Everyone wins! I only wish I could have given $1000 for my very own garden picnic. Someday…when I’m a baller…
Read all about Little City Gardens: An Experiment in the Economic Viability of Urban Farming. Support an SF farm!