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Sara Granados: TED Talk ‘Memoria, identidad y huertos urbanos’

In Spanish.

‘Memory, identity and urban gardens’ by Especialista en Agricultura Sostenible – Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe

Considers that urban agriculture is rural memory that persists in Latin American history and that the garden is a city building exercise.

Ingeniera Agrónoma y gestora ambiental especialista en agricultura sostenible. Secretaria técnica de la Red de Agricultura Urbana — RAU. Consultora para la FAO desde 2005 en temas de agricultura urbana, fortalecimiento de capacidades y sistemas alimentarios sostenibles. Ha realizado estudios de cine, crítica y estética, buscando contribuir desde la ciencia y el naturalismo a la interpretación de la ciudad contemporánea.

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Harvest Day At New York University’s Urban Farm Lab

New York University’s Urban Farm Lab Project, a joint venture between the NYU Food Studies Program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and the Silver Towers Tenant Association (STTA)

By Eileen Reynolds
New York University
Oct 2013

Excerpt:

At noon on September 26, NYU faculty and students and a gaggle of community preschoolers gathered at the Urban Farm Lab’s first-ever harvest celebration to feast on that bounty.

Would-be pickers, tentative at first, wandered among the vegetables and herbs that flourish in neat rows on the sloping plot nestled between the Silver Towers and Houston Street’s six lanes of roaring traffic. Finally, after several friendly exhortations by Professor Jennifer Schiff Berg, director of the Steinhardt Graduate Food Studies Program, and Professor Amy Bentley, associate professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at Steinhardt to “please, grab a bag and fill it!” the guests got down to business.

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