There are some events coming up in the San Francisco Bay Area that might interest Shareable readers:

  • Later this month, I'll be interviewing Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach on Novella Carpenter's farm–the three-way dialog will appear here on in July as part of our Shareable Futures series. Who is Novella Carpenter? She's the author of a great memoir of urban agriculture called Farm City and she'll be celebrating its paperback release tonight, July 16, at Green Arcade Books in San Francisco, 7 pm. 
  • The next night, June 17 at 7 pm, I'll discuss my books The Daddy Shift and The Compassionate Instinct at the Redwood City Downtown Public Library, as part of its city-wide "Community Building" series. The following Saturday, June 19, I'll be at Green Arcade Books celebrating the paperback back release of The Daddy Shift (which is about shared parenting in the twenty-first century) with writers Jeff Gillenkirk and Mike Adamick, and children's musician Frances England.
  • Want to set up your own urban farm project? On Monday, July 12, Shareable contributor Janelle Orsi will be running an "Urban Agriculture Legal Meet-Up" at the Hub Berkeley. That day, Janelle and attorneys from her Sustainable Economies Law Center will also be providing free 30-minute legal consultations with folks interested in setting up their own urban agriculture projects. To sign up for a session, email Chris Curran at curranc(at) with a few sentences describing your project and legal issues you might like to discuss.

Are you aware of any shareable events in the Bay Area or elsewhere? Please tell us about it in a comment.…in the meantime, just to make you happy, here's a video of Frances England's wonderful song "Tricycle":

Jeremy Adam Smith


Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith is the editor who helped launch He's the author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, June 2009); co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton

Things I share: Mainly babysitting with other parents! I also share all the transportation I can, through bikes and buses and trains and carpooling.