Founder of the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (San Francisco, CA) and President of the SAGE (Berkeley, CA), Sibella Kraus has taken part in the first Terraviva Workshop as visiting professor.
It was Kraus' vision as founder of the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) that gave rise to San Francisco's iconic Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market in 1992. Today, as president of the non-profit organization SAGE, Kraus continues to foster urban-rural linkages through the development of urban-edge Ag Parks and the production of agricultural resource assessments for regional planning efforts. A vibrant nexus of organic farm, education center and nature preserve, SAGE's Sunol Ag Park in Alameda County provides beginning and immigrant farmers with land access and urban dwellers with a connection to their food. Kraus is now spearheading another game-changing project to create an agriculture and conservation resource area within the 7,400-acre Coyote Valley, just south of San Jose -the region's largest and fastest growing city. She's determined to preserve the invaluable connections between farmer and consumer, urban hub and working landscape.