Forage City: On Hear in the City, we have regular conversations with people who are working to restore food justice to the urban food system. This week host Sara Harris interviews Asiya Wadud, founder of Forage Oakland. Asiya Wadud is a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley who has been creating a barter system in the City of Oakland by connecting neighbors via fruit trees and back-yard garden harvests.
Ms. Wadud’s project, Forage Oakland, is one part of Youth Radio’s Mobile Action Lab which won the 2o1o Mac Arthur competition for Digital Media and Learning
. Youth Radio plans to take the Forage Oakland model to a national scale via a new mobile application potentially called Forage City. Visit Youth Radio for more on the Mobile Action Lab.