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Michael Ableman, the cofounder and director of Sole Food Street Farms, is one of the early visionaries of the urban agriculture movement. He has created high-profile urban farms in Watts, California; Goleta, California; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Ableman has also worked on and advised dozens of similar projects throughout North America and the Caribbean, and he is the founder of the nonprofit Center for Urban Agriculture. He is the subject of the award-winning PBS film Beyond Organic narrated by Meryl Streep. His previous books include From the Good Earth, On Good Land, and Fields of Plenty. Ableman lives and farms at the 120-acre Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.


The Canadian Organic Grower Magazine – Book Review: Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier
City Farmer – Asking For Permission Doesn’t Grow Gardens
Civil Eats – An Urban Farmer’s Manifesto
City Farmer – The Myth of Complex Municipal Systems
Ecotopia – ECO 398 Michael Ableman discusses using urban spaces and employing people who have, euphemistically, been described as “down and out.”
Santa Cruz Sentinel – On Gardening: The possibility of Urban Farms
Farmer to Farmer Podcast – Michael Ableman of Foxglove Farm and Sole Food Street Farm on Urban & Rural Farming
KQED Radio with Michael Krasny – Michael Ableman on the Power of the ‘Street Farm’.
The Candy Palmater Show – Growing food, jobs, and hope: New book profiles the work of Sole Food Farms in Vancouver
Sierra Magazine – Concrete Farmland. Growing food, jobs, and hope: New book profiles the work of Sole Food Farms in Vancouver
Santa Barbra Independent – Michael Ableman’s ‘Street Farm’ Challenges: Founder of Fairview Gardens Pens Book About Urban Farming in Vancouver
Vancouver Metro News – Urban farming success in Vancouver inspires book about lessons, challenges
The Georgia Straight – Green Living: Downtown Eastside’s Sole Food Street Farms help entire city
REAL – Michael Ableman, Victoria Moran & Joel Kahn
Scout Magazine – Top Chefs Gather For An Evening In The Orchard To Celebrate Sole Food Farms
Vancouver Sun – Street Farm tells story of downtown Vancouver’s social enterprise farm
BC BookLook  – Michael Ableman’s Street Farm celebrates the transformation of asphalt into market gardens.
Vancouver Courier – Fred UnLEEshed: SEEDING HOPE
Urban Farm U – Michael Ableman on “Street Farms: Growing Food, Jobs and Hope on the Urban Frontier”.
CBC News – Andrew Chang of CBC Vancouver at 6 interviews Sole Food Street Farm Co-founder and Author, Michael Ableman.
The Georgia Straight – Local doc explores how to create A New Economy
The Province –Sole Food proves to be soul good for Downtown Eastside
North Shore News – Considering community agriculture
Otago Daily News – Grown closer to home
Radio RoundHouse – Novel Captures Story of Local Urban Farming Project
BlogTalk Radio Cyress Webb – Author Michael Ableman talks #StreetFarm on #ConversationsLIVE
The Frankie Boyer Show – In Street Farm, Michael Ableman shares the inspirational account of residents in one of the worst urban slums in North America
The Morning Show with Patrick Timpone – Farmer and Author of “Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs and Hope on the Urban Frontier“.
KZYX “Wildoak Living” – Ukiah, CA – Johanna “Wildoak” talks with Michael Ableman, one of the early visionaries of the urban agriculture movement and the cofounder and director of Sole Food Street Farms.

Misc. Radio
WFAN/WXRK, NYC “Viewpoints”
Texas Public Radio “The Source”
WDST “Roundtable”, Woodstock, NY
WGVU/WGVS FM and AM “Morning Show”
WASN “The Louie Free Show”
KRWM “Sunday Morning Magazine”
KGNU “Connections”,  Denver
WPRK “Front Porch Radio”
WORT “The 8:00 Buzz”
KZYX “Wildoak Living”, Ukiah, CA
KFAI “Northern Sun News”
KCBX “Ideasphere”, San Luis Obispo
NPR, KBOO “Locus Focus”, Portland, OR
KBAI “The Joe Show”, Bellingham, WA
KWMR “Farm and Foodshed Report”
KAOS, Olympia, WA