Urban Agriculture Projects in the Chicago Area
The slideshow above gives an overview of Urban Agriculture Projects in the Chicago Area and was released for the June 5, 2009 symposium “Urban Agriculture: Feeding the Movement” in Chicago.
Some of the speakers and topics for that event:
Overview/Urban Agriculture framework and expected outcomes
Rose Hayden-Smith, M.A. Ed., M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, County Director University of California CE and Food and Society Policy Fellow
What Funding Streams Can Support Urban Agriculture, Green Jobs, And Workforce Development?
Katherine Kelly, Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture
Therese McMahon, Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Workforce Development
Elizabeth Ü, Manager of Strategic Development, RSF Social Finance and Food and Society Policy Fellow http://rsfsocialfinance.org/
Working Groups: Making Urban Agriculture Significant: What Will It Take?
Market Opportunity: calculating the gap between local food production and unmet demand.
Land Use Issues: recalculating the economic value of urban land.
Job Training: defining the needed skills and employment scenarios for urban agriculturalists.
Windy City Harvest
Windy City Harvest is an organic vegetable and plant production enterprise that provides instruction in sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture to residents of Chicago’s North Lawndale and West Side neighborhoods.
Windy City Harvest creates jobs, opportunity, and hope by training participants to produce high-value, organic produce, which is sold at retail outlets and made available and accessible to local residents.