Urban Agriculture: Education & Community

We examined vacant lots in the Southcrest and Logan Heights area of San Diego, hoping to find one fit to become a community garden.

Going Back to Our Roots

"Gardening with Papa Roo" is my attempt on learning the basics of gardening. A lot of people (myself included) have always viewed gardening as a tedius chore that takes a lot of time and does not have a lot of rewards.


This is my poster, in case the video does not want to play, the link to it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dLcwKVnrMU&feature=youtu.be

Seed & plant swap at the Tijuana River Valley Community Garden!

Great Event: Satruday, April 4th,  seed & plant swap at the Tijuana River Valley Community Garden!

Time/Date: 10:00am - 12pm, Saturday, April 4, 2015
Location: 2100 Hollister Street, San Diego, CA 92154

Bring: A (vegetarian preferred) dish to share at the potluck and seeds/plants of your choice to exchange with fellow growing enthusiasts!

To learn more contact the San Diego Community Garden Network (sdcgn.org) 

Farmers' Markets: Creating Engagement with Communities of Color

Farmer’s Markets and other healthy food alternatives are often coded and normalized as “White” foods, with an underlying aim to categorize ethnic foods as other, and inherently unhealthy and bad for the consumers.

Student Access to Fruits and Vegetables

According tot he undergraduate reseacrh survey condicuted in 2012 and 2014, about 25% of UC students report having skipped meals in order to save money. This finding was indicative of a food insecurity issue on campus, and I was interested in learning how deep this food insecurity issue wan.

Gardens on Campus


I have researched about composting at three gardens on campus such as Marshall, Ellie, and Roger's gardens. In this research, I found that gardens on campus produce their own compost and use it to their gardens.

Food Justice in Comparative Perspective


Allen (2012) The Good Food Revolution. Read the whole book this week, its a fast read in story telling format. This will fire up your imagination for your first assignment (writing an Urban Food Story). We will discuss it during week 3.

Alkon and Agyeman (2011) Chap. 14 by Eric Holt-Gimenez. "Food Security, Food Justice, or Food Sovereignty?: Crises, Food Movements and Regime Change."  (pp. 309-330).


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