Meeting Archive:
Equitable Strategies for Growing Urban Agriculture


Meeting Description:
A vibrant movement is afoot in cities across the country − farmers, activists, and community organizations are improving the health, economic outlook, and vitality of their communities through urban farming.   Advocates are illustrating that urban agriculture is a pathway to making healthy food more available for low-income communities, a key to shifting the conversation on traditional economic revitalization efforts, and catalytic for battling the challenges of blight and abandonment. 
 
Building from the recently released PolicyLink Urban Agriculture Tool, PolicyLink will be hosting a mini-series of webinars focusing on how low-income communities and communities of color are incorporating urban agriculture into their community development efforts and into policy infrastructures supporting this work. 
 
Each panelist will discuss policy challenges and strategies for scaling and sustaining urban agriculture projects in low-income communities and communities of color.
Details
Date: Thu, Feb 16, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): PolicyLink
 Presenter Information
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
 

Mary Donnell, CEO, Green City Growers
 

Ian Marvy, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Added Value
 

Malik Yakini, Chairman, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network