Commonwealth National Podcast

The New Ruralism: Smart Growth and Local Food

Sibella Kraus, Director, SAGE

The growing local food movement focuses on creating equitable healthy food systems, and maybe nowhere is this more apparent than the Bay Area, where Kraus has developed innovative and successful sustainable agriculture marketing and education projects for over 25 years. Creator of the acclaimed San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, Kraus is now pioneering the vision of “new ruralism,” a system and place-based framework that links approaches to sustaining and containing metro regions.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on May 20, 2010.