University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Hosts Urban Farming Symposium
Second Annual – May 18, 2012
The symposium is a discussion and examination of key urban issues, which must include urban agriculture and the re-purposing of Detroit. Detroit is a laboratory where urban farming is fermenting, evolving, and growing. The event is open to the public but will be directed toward the legal community and planning organizations. It is intended to establish a reasoned framework for discussions about the legal and policy issues that should be considered by local units of government and citizens grappling with this dynamic concept.
Symposium speakers include Neil Hamilton of Drake University; Brad Deacon of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development; Kathryn Colasanti of the Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at MSU; and Melanie Duda, an expert in urban agriculture.