1st Annual Urban Ag Conference

February 9, 2013

 

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Location: Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center (1350 Tremont Street, Roxbury Crossing, Boston)

Presented by: Urban Farming Institute of Boston and City Growers

In Partnership With: Massachusetts Department of  Agricultural Resources

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2013

The purpose of this conference is to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a thriving urban agricultural sector. The UAC is a forum to share information regarding what is currently happening in Boston and other local urban communities and to map out a vision for Urban Ag in Massachusetts. Boston and other local urban communities in Massachusetts have the potential to offer a fresh, local healthy food supply while promoting economic and environmental sustainability, as well as employment at livable wages, food security, youth engagement and more.

The UAC is designed to:

  • Introduce the Urban Farming Institute mission and goals
  • Report on current  Urban Ag issues and projects
  • Promote educational resources and training opportunities
  • Address infrastructure gaps in the Urban Ag industry
  • Provide a platform to discuss new collaborations and partnerships for sustainable solutions
  • Serve as a resource on cutting edge models for healthy, sustainable practices and more
  • Promote an equitable and ecologically sustainable local economy

Additional Information and Registration

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