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Growing the Urban Farm at New York Botanical Gardens
November 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$20
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Can the unprecedented growth of urban agriculture continue? Can urban farms produce enough food to feed large numbers of city residents? What new policies must be adopted to improve and promote urban agriculture? Will rooftop and vertical gardening systems increase the productivity of urban farms? What techniques can we employ to be better growers? What benefits beyond food production does urban agriculture provide to the community?
Growing the Urban Farm will feature four distinguished speakers who will address these critical questions and offer inspiration to experienced and aspiring urban farmers alike:
Mchezaji Axum: Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia.
Nevin Cohen: Associate Professor, CUNY School of Public Health
Annie Novak: Manager of the Edible Academy, The New York Botanical Garden, and co-founder, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Karen Washington: Community Activist, Gardener, and Farmer
Symposium is presented by Bronx Green-Up, NYBG’s steadfast community gardening program, which has been instrumental in the Bronx for the last 27 years.