Meeting Archive:
Urban Agriculture: Many Farms, Multiple Benefits

If you missed this event, you can listen to the audio recording of it here.

Meeting Description:
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.

Date: Tue, Jul 17, 2012
Time: 07:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Erik Hoffner
 Presenter Information
Jennifer Cockrall-King
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Jennifer is a Canadian independent journalist and the author of the new book Food and The City: Urban Agriculture and The New Food Revolution, on the global movements in urban agriculture and urban food issues. She splits her time between Alberta and British Columbia.

Jason Mark
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Jason is co-manager of Alemany Farm, an all-volunteer project that produces several thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for San Francisco residents. He is also Editor of Earth Island Journal.

Karen Washington
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Karen is one of the founders of La Finca Del Sur, an urban farm cooperative in the South Bronx. She also founded Black Urban Growers (BUGs), which puts on a great annual conference, and she teaches at Farm School NYC, an urban agriculture training program which is a co-initiative of La Finca and Just Food.

Katherine Kelly
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Katherine is co-founder and executive director of Cultivate Kansas City, which has created a vibrant food project to counter what they see as concurrent crises of health, economy, environment, and community.