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4th Annual Urban Farming Conference in Massachusetts

The Cuban Agroecology Movement: Are There Lessons for Massachusetts’ Urban Farmers? Presenter: Greg Watson, Director for Policy and Systems Design – Cuba-U.S. Agroecology Network at Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Saturday March 12, 2016 7:45 – 5:30 PM
Northeastern University Curry Student Center,
346 Huntington Ave, Boston, Mass

The annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector. The 4th Annual Massachusetts UFC is comprised of interactive panels, demonstration workshops, expert discussions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and a networking reception.

CLOSING PANEL: Community Organizing and Supporting Urban Farming; Discussion on Social Justice, Economics, Food Sovereignty and Race with Karen Washington, Farmer and Activist, NYC

Sample of Panels:

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Youth Development
Farming in the City – $75,000 on 1/3 of an Acre!
Getting Your Added Value Product to Market
Urban Food Production and Addressing Climate Change
Greenhouse Design and Management
Alternative Markets: Systems and Strategies
Health Outcomes: Urban Agriculture and Data Collection
Cultural Crops: Production, Markets and Profits
Aquaponics Workshop
Farm Planning: What You Need to Know Before You Quit Your Job
Soil Health: Testing and Interpretation Relevant for Urban Soils
Land Tenure: Land Trusts and Ground Leases

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