This series of ‘Short Take’ interviews offer sneak peaks of characters from the upcoming documentary film “Final Straw,” which explores relationships between people and the environment by way of natural farming in Japan, Korea, and locations worldwide.
This time around, we talk with Kristyn Leach, the resident farmer for Namu Gaji restaurant in San Francisco.
In the hills above San Francisco Bay, Kristyn spends the year tending to a mix of American and Korean vegetables and herbs which she delivers directly to the restaurant’s Mission District location.
We talk with Kristyn about her connection to the field, how the farm does and doesn’t fit in with the economics of our food system, and why natural farming is about far more than just nutritious food…
Namu is essentially helping to re-define what ‘good food’ means, and it’s also getting consistent praise, both locally, and in international press, with the San Francisco Chronicle, Guardian, BBC, and New York Times all chiming in this year alone.
We think that Dennis and Kristyn have officially started a new ball rolling here in San Francisco, and we know what happens when a ball starts rolling in the hilly city by the bay…
more at: http://www.namusf.com/
Natural Farming was brought to the modern day agricultural world by two Japanese farmers, Masanobu Fukuoka and Mokichi Okada, and since its introduction has been slowly making its way into communities around the world who wish to create a more sustainable life, and to create closer connections with the land in our towns and cities.