As i sit and draw out my winter garden, i notice that my three little lady friends are swooping and jumping and generally performing daring feats of chicken madness. i also notice that my fig tree will just not ripen, the huge apples from my neighbors yard are conveniently dropping on my side of the fence, and that i have enough zucchini to make vats of relish to can for a year! i guess i notice that things can be and are good in the City. i'm noticing more and more as each year goes by that San Francisco is my home, that this is the place i want to make "my piece of land," my dream. i know many of us have had or do have visions of "some communal land with our friends" on which to do any assortment of things: art, farming, healing, educating, experimenting, living. This is a complex vision of course and for many of us just may not happen. However, we are all living here, in this Gay Bay NOW and some of us intend to stay around for while - so, what are we doing to make this area our "piece of land," how are we "getting back to the land" without leaving the city.
THIS is the focus of the Homo Homestead Tour that i am organizing for this Fall (and hopefully more).
On the heels of the successful Queer Garden Bike Tour that DirtStar organized earlier in the summer, i am now wondering what are we fabulous queers doing in our lives, our homes, our kitchens, our gardens that make us feel more connected to eachother, to the dirt that is there, to our food...
I would like to showcase Gay(ass) Gardens and Witchy Kitchens on this Fall tour with an emphasis on getting our lives ready for Winter in the Bay Area. This could look like planning a winter garden, explaining how yr grey water system works, showing off the stockpile of perserves, ferments, and krauts you are setting up for the winter, teaching about winter herbs to be taking... This initial Tour will be three to four spaces in San Francisco (NEXT one is the East Bay), which will be toured by bicycle - but there will be driving/PT directions and times for those who wish not to bike.
The tour will be Sunday Oct. 25th
and kind of an all day affair (times TBA)