SF’s Rainbow Chard Alliance

I’m all for diversity in the environmental movement, which has historically been a cause for the white, upper-class and heterosexual.

That’s why — while studying up for the San Francisco Green Festival this weekend — I was pleased to learn about the Rainbow Chard Alliance, which, in addition to having an awesome name, is an LGBT farmer and gardener network in San Francisco.

I understand that it’s not always easy to expend energy on eco causes — especially when you’re just trying to fight for your right to get married — so kudos to this group for rallying eco-queer activists around sustainability and social justice — two ideals which should not be mutually exclusive.

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