Urban agriculture is hot! Many cities now have initiatives that grow food, and their yields go far beyond broccoli and beets. Orion
welcomes author Jennifer Cockrall-King and friends to discuss all
of the movement’s crops on July 17 at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific.
As Rebecca Solnit writes in "Revolutionary Plots" in the
July/August issue of Orion, 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."
During the event, we'll discuss the many other benefits it delivers with 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.
What do you think urban agriculture's principal benefits are? Is it more than good local food? Can you grow community? How about justice? And what's going on in your city?
This unique opportunity will connect the urban agriculture movement in real time and allow you to share your own thoughts and questions. It is free to join, will be moderated by Orion staff, and is open to all readers and friends.
Pre-registration is required, so please fill in the blanks below. Please include the phone number you plan to call in with.