UPDATE: Listen to the audio recording of this event.
Urban agriculture is hot! Many cities now have initiatives that grow food, and their yields go far beyond broccoli and beets. As Rebecca Solnit writes in the July/August 2012 issue of Orion (“Revolutionary Plots”), this new green revolution is “an attempt to undo the destructive aspects of the first one, to make an organic and intimate agriculture that feeds minds and hearts as well as bodies, that measures intangible qualities as well as quantity.”
What do you think urban agriculture’s principal benefits are? Is it about more than good local food? Can you grow community? How about justice? And what’s going on in your city? On July 17, at 7 p.m Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific, Orion welcomes Jennifer Cockrall-King (author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution), Jason Mark of Alemany Farm in San Francisco, Katherine Kelly of Cultivate Kansas City, and Karen Washington with La Finca Del Sur in the South Bronx to discuss all of the movement’s crops.
The event is free to join, will be moderated by Orion staff, and is open to all readers and friends. Register here.
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