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With urban homesteading all the rage and backyard and vacant lot food production on the rise it appears we’re taking big steps toward encouraging self-sufficiency in the Bay Area. For sure people’s requirements for connection to their food has changed. But how much do the popular local underground food movements fit within a concept of food security, within a drive to control one’s own food sources as in food sovereignity? How much are they used as a stepping stone into the market for boutique products and small-business creation? With Iso Rabins of ForageSF and the Underground Market, Antonio Roman-Alcalá of the SF Urban Agriculture Alliance and the SF Permaculture Guild, and others TBA.