San Francisco

Expanding Urban Agriculture on Public Land

12:30 p.m. | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Image credit: Michael Waldrep

Hundreds of San Franciscans are on waiting lists for community garden plots and demand for urban agriculture space in the city is high. Public land has high potential for filling the gap, but city resources and institutional support are limited. Join Juliet Ellis, assistant general manager for external affairs at the SF Public Utilities Commission; Mei Ling Hui, urban forest and urban agriculture coordinator at the Department of the Environment; Blair Randall, executive director of Garden for the Environment; and Eli Zigas, food systems and urban agriculture program manager at SPUR, for a discussion about the city’s current involvement in and support for urban agriculture. Co-presented with 18 Reasons and Kitchen Table Talks. This event is also free for 18 Reasons members.


Free to members
$10 for non-members
Okay to bring lunch

Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases: If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.