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Videos, audio interviews, writings about the Free Farm Stand and more

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November 25, 2013

San Francisco Examiner Newspaper:  “Volunteers Lament move of Free Farm for Development”

The Examiner ran a cover story about the closing of Free Farm (corner of Gough and Eddy), and the continuing collapse of free urban agriculture in San Francisco.  The article explicitly states that Free Farm is about free labor yielding free food for people in need, and that much of the food is given away at Free Farm Stand in the Mission.  This makes Free Farm akin to Food Not Bombs, and quite different from commercial urban agriculture and other local food production which long time local residents cannot afford.

Article by Jonah Owen Lamb, Photos by Mike Zookmin.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/volunteers-lament-move-of-free-farm-for-development/Content?oid=2634678

Dennis “Tree” Rubenstein
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November 18, 2013

Pacific Church News:  “Replanting San Francisco’s Free Farm in Churches and Missions”

Positive article with several photos that describes how volunteers are transplanting many plants and trees from the soon-to-close Free Farm into locations at churches and missions all around the City, spreading their message of openhearted volunteerism and beauty.

Article by The Rev. Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain

http://www.diocal.org/pcn/news/replanting-san-francisco%E2%80%99s-free-farm-churches-and-missions

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November 17, 2013

Mission Local:  “Free Farm Closes, As Free Stand Attendance Increases”

Mission Local researched, wrote, and posted a thorough and compassionate article about Free Farm Stand’s food justice mission including research on the stand’s guests and featuring representative quotes.  The article goes into depth on the many issues intersecting at food justice and at Free Farm Stand including hunger, loss of social support programs, loss of non-commercial urban agriculture (such as the closing of Free Farm), the high cost of living in San Francisco, immigration, City regulations concerning food programs, and the joy and spirituality of giving for free.  There’s also a video!

Article by Dorothy Atkins, Photos by Lydia Chavez, Help Reporting by Lydia Chavez.

http://missionlocal.org/2013/11/free-farm-closes-as-free-stand-attendance-increases/

Photo by Lydia Chávez

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November 15, 2013

Mission Local:  “Free Farm Must Close, Greenhouse Needs Home”

Mission Local researched, wrote, and posted a thoughtful and thorough article about the closing of Free Farm.  They cover how Free Farm is different from other urban agriculture efforts, how Free Farm came to use that land in the first place, the nature of the land-use arrangement, the development now slated for the parcel, and possible interim uses during some pre-construction work.  The article also addresses the future of Free Farm which even as it dismantles and disburses itself–from greenhouses to individual plants– is looking for opportunities to reconstitute itself in another location most likely in the Mission.  Special attention is given to the greenhouse which we use to start seedlings for not only Free Farm, but also to give away at Free Farm Stand to encourage guests who receive produce there to complete the circle by growing a food plant themselves.

Article by Dorothy Atkins, Photos by Lydia Chavez, Help Reporting by Lydia Chavez.

http://missionlocal.org/2013/11/free-farm-must-close-greenhouse-needs-home/

Dennis Rubenstein, the founder of The Free Farm known as Tree, moves plants out of the farm's greenhouse on Wednesday. The farm is being forced to move out of the lot on Eddy and Gough Streets to make way for a church and a new affordable housing development.

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September 30, 2013

From the October issue of Yoga Journal

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Free Farm Harvesting San Francisco by Natsha

free farm by natasha

 

February 7, 2012

New KALW interview (includes an interview about the Free Farm Stand):

San Francisco food pantries struggle to meet growing need:

http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-food-pantries-struggle-meet-growing-need

here is the audio interview:
KALW interview about Food Pantries

September 25, 2011

July 11,2011

The Free Farm from Growing Cities Movie on Vimeo.

Check out our visit to the Free Farm right outside downtown San Francisco. This place is amazing! They grow tons of food right in the city and then give it away for free at the Free Farm Stand…no money involved whatsoever. A really amazing way to help feed people who need it most.

Check out our visit to the Free Farm right outside downtown San Francisco. This place is amazing! They grow tons of food right in the city and then give it away for free at the Free Farm Stand…no money involved whatsoever. A really amazing way to help feed people who need it most.

 

April 16, 2011

Free Farm Stand Final

Here is a audio interview about the Free Farm Stand and the Free Farm. You can hear the entire interview here:
http://www.stanford.edu/group/storytelling/cgi-bin/joomla/index.php/shows/season3/48-ep215.html

 Also by Stanford volunteers this movie:

2010

I just discovered this video. It was made by SFSU students in the Spring of 2010 for State of Events (http://www.stateofevents.tv/page/6/), a production of the Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts department at the College of Creative Arts San Francisco State University.
from Curbed SF “What’s Growing in Your Empty Lot”

July 21, 2010

Slideshow of the Free farm Stand in the SF Weekly

April 25, 2010

Below is the edited video section on “Food Runners and Urban Gardens” on KQED TV from their show This Week in Northern California:  http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/thisweek/

April 25, 2010

Here is the article Stephanie wrote about the Free Farm for Bay Area Bites: http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2010/04/25/food-runners-and-urban-gardens/
This is what she talks about in the video.

March 22, 2010

Free Farm plants seeds of community, generosity

December 2009

Here is a great article about the stand by Twilight Greenaway in her column “Free Falling” in the online magazine “Bold Italic”
Making a Stand

September 22, 2009

Bay Area Bite article about the Stand by  Stephanie Rosenbaum. I think it is well written and accurate.

May 2009

April 2009

June 2008