The New York Horticultural Society hosted a nice event today entitled “Urban Agriculture Conference” which I attended and did some live-tweeting from my @Gil_Lopez account as well as @NourishinCities Here is a quick summary
#UAC12 Fox “many urban farmers just want to go from being consumers to producers. On the ledger book of society on the + column instead of –
#UAC12 How to foster UF: buy local produce & encourage restaurants to do so also. -Advocate for supportive zoning laws. -Tool Libraries
Randall’s Island Farm is quite experimental. Lessons are learned if something doesn’t work. No $ lost but many edu. opportunities #UAC12
DeKalb Food 360 is a jobs training program is for our of school youth transitioning into sust. Food jobs #UAC12 http://familycookproductions.com/DekalbFood360Flyer-Mar_2012.pdf
“if we are gonna game change food production in NYC we must be smart about financing & policy around urban agriculture.” A. Novack #UAC12
For everyone elses live-tweet steam comments and links to many pictures click on one of the #UAC12 links above.
I really enjoyed myself and got to speak to several really interesting chagemakers in the urban ag. movement here in NYC I wish I had more time to reflect here and now but I gotta run off to work… Here are some pics!