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.
CicLAvia: Los Angeles is home to 3 and a half million people, 2 and half million automobiles on six and half thousand miles of public streets. Seven of those miles were automobile free this past Sunday, open only to cyclists, pedestrians, and other people moving on their own natural power.
Hear in the City’s Luis Sierra Campos takes us to Little Tokyo to hear the voices of people participating in this month’s CicLAvia, inspired by the car culture busting Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia.