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The GOOD Guide to Volunteering: The Civilian

To make urban living even better, many organizations work to generally make the bustling metropolis into an idyllic destination.

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GOOD Design Bay Area: Solving Six Urban Problems

We matched six design teams with six urban problems and held an event where they presented their solutions to the city. Here's a recap of the evening.

You know what they say about designers: They love solving problems. And in San Francisco, they love solving them so much that GOOD was invited back for a second event in which designers attempt to solve the city's problems.

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Learn How to Start a DIY Farmers' Market

Is your neighborhood missing fresh, local food? Why not start a farmers' market yourself? Learn how this Friday.

Does your community need a park? A carshare program? A communal oven? These days, it seems everyone's inclined to take the initiative and just create what's lacking in their town. If a farmers' market is what's missing from your hood, come and learn what it might take to start one this Friday, October 22, at SPUR, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In this information session, you’ll learn about everything from the difference between a certified and non-certified market to the newest types of food ventures on the rise like food carts and underground markets. As a fitting end, we'll do a blind tasting of fruits from farmers markets versus those from conventional ones. Presenters include Leslie Crawford, founder of the Noe Valley Farmers Market, Iso Rabins of the SF Underground Market, and Dave Stockdale, executive director of the Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture. Moderated by yours truly.

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