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18 Reasons
3674 18th St, San Francisco, CA, 94110, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

May 14, 2014

18 Reasons and the Bi-Rite Farm are delighted to offer the opportunity to get your hands dirty during this ten session immersion course, running May through September 2014.

Farm School is geared for adults who want to learn about the life, economics, and labor of small scale organic farming. The course includes five lectures at 18 Reasons and five farming days at the Bi-Rite Farm, with additional excursions to surrounding farms and gardens. The Wednesday lectures will take you through the logistics and business of starting a rural or urban farm; the Saturday farm sessions will put you on-site digging, planting, weeding and harvesting – hands-on, experiential learning.

While this is not a comprehensive, collegiate-level course, the 18 Reasons Farm School is perfect for folks who are interested in growing food and who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the politics and practicalities of small scale organic farming in the Bay Area.

Start: May 14, 2014
End: September 27, 2014
Cost: $500

July 30, 2014

Join filmmaker Casey Beck for a special screening and discussion of her documentary film, “The Organic Life.” Farm-fresh movie snacks will be served!┬áThe film will be followed by a Q&A with director Casey Beck.

The Organic Life is a yearlong chronicle of life on the farm. The film shows not only who grows your food, but also how it is grown. We’ve all seen the end product at farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and restaurants; however, rarely do we think about what actually transpires in the 200-some days it takes your local farmer to produce that heirloom tomato. The film focuses on one young farmer, filmmaker Casey Beck’s boyfriend, Austin Blair, and tells their story, thus allowing the viewer to delve into this issue and experience over the course of one hour the low points and ultimately the joys that surface over a year of farming.

Space is limited, register online.


Date: July 30, 2014 6:30 pm
Cost: $10 members, $15 Non-members