While I work in San Francisco, when I moved to the Bay Area this summer I decided to live in the East Bay. It's a bit more affordable than San Francisco, has a great community, and feels laid back. Actually, it feels a lot like Seattle to me.
I haven't explored much yet, and decided to take a walk down San Pablo Ave. Starting at the Dwight Way cross-section, this is an adorable stretch of small restaurants, cafes, and shops. But what really excited me was what I glimpsed through a chain link fence.
Projects like these always remind me how beautiful urban gardens can be, a wonderful solution to urban blight. The mobility of this farm is both beautiful and frustrating; urban farms should be able to pop up in unexpected places, but the group has no idea where - and if - they'll be able to secure new space after the 2012 season. But in the meantime, they can inspire us with the creativity and dedication that is so apparent in this farm.