Urban Agriculture in Philadelphia

Growing in Tight Places

Urban Sustainability Forum – How can we feed Philadelphia?

Thursday, May 21, 6:30 – 8:30PM

Panelists:

Laurie Actman:  Project Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia;
Marcia Caton Campbell: Program Director, Center for Resilient Cities, Milwaukee;
Ben Reynolds: Food Link Project Officer, Sustain London;
Dominis Vitiello (moderator): Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Urban Studies, UPenn

The Urban Sustainability Forum will take on the topic of urban agriculture in Philadelphia, exploring ways that growers, markets, and consumers can strengthen and improve Philadelphia’s access to healthy, safe and affordable food. The forum will feature speakers from other cities sharing their experiences on how they established land-based development and policy to promote urban agriculture, and give an overview of Philadelphia’s current farm and policy initiatives. This even is an opportunity to learn from some exemplary models of how we can increase access to fresh food, promote sustainable agriculture, and promote policy-friendly initiatives for growing the grange.

This program is made possible through the support of the Claneil Foundation and from Drexel University, Center for Public Policy and the Drexel Engineering Cities Initiatives. RSVP: http://feedingphiladelphia.eventbrite.com/

 

GROWING THE GRANGE

Friday May 22, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128
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 Event Details:
This full day program is packed with skill-building workshops for the regional farming community. Expert practitioners will lead the sessions: you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

Topics offered:
Morning Session 1

Event Details:

This full day program is packed with skill-building workshops for the regional farming community. Expert practitioners will lead the sessions: you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

Topics offered:
Morning Session 1
-Small Space Farming with Dave Zeloff
-Seed Saving with George Devault of Seed Savers Exchange

Morning Session 2
-Working with urban soils with Richard Kruzansky
-Value added techniques by Dorothy Blair of PSU

Afternoon Sessions:
-Hoop house construction with Bill LaMont
-Business development & planning for the urban farmer with Elaine Tweedy of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Sign up early to guarantee your space!

“Growing the Grange” is sponsored by:
City Parks Association of Philadelphia
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Penn State Cooperative Extension
This program is supported with funding from the Claneil Foundation

** If you need a scholarship to attend the event, please email cityparksphila@gmail.comwith your request.

 

 

 

 

Event Details:
This full day program is packed with skill-building workshops for the regional farming community. Expert practitioners will lead the sessions: you can attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

Topics offered:
Morning Session 1
-Small Space Farming with Dave Zeloff
-Seed Saving with George Devault of Seed Savers Exchange

Morning Session 2
-Working with urban soils with Richard Kruzansky
-Value added techniques by Dorothy Blair of PSU

Afternoon Sessions:
-Hoop house construction with Bill LaMont
-Business development & planning for the urban farmer with Elaine Tweedy of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Sign up early to guarantee your space!

“Growing the Grange” is sponsored by:
City Parks Association of Philadelphia
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Penn State Cooperative Extension
This program is supported with funding from the Claneil Foundation

** If you need a scholarship to attend the event, please email cityparksphila@gmail.comwith your request.

2009-05-17 09:41:09

 

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