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A Community Garden Conference at Monmouth University, New Jersey

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Gardening for Good – August 7 – 9, 2015

Keynote speakers for the conference include:

Dr. Sean Morrissey, Project Administrator, Thrive.Org.UK
Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health.

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June 12, 2015   Comments Off on A Community Garden Conference at Monmouth University, New Jersey

Nature’s Path Foods contest offers three $15,000 grants to urban farms/community gardens

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Contest starts today! Apply between June 8, 2015 at 12PM PST and June 22

At Nature’s Path, we think your neighborhood is ripe with possibility. That’s why we plant the seeds for success through our annual Gardens for Good grant program, now entering its 6th year. Sprouting from our previous community garden initiatives, Gardens for Good encourages others to provide accessible, healthy, organic food to their communities. Each year, we award three $15,000 grants to deserving nonprofits with organic garden projects. If you’re a nonprofit with a passion for feeding your community, we invite you apply.

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June 8, 2015   Comments Off on Nature’s Path Foods contest offers three $15,000 grants to urban farms/community gardens

Urban Land Institute, British Columbia, holds Urban Farming Walking Tour

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From enticing pedestrian streetscapes and public space, to the integration of urban agriculture, learn how these initiatives can be used to generate value.

Vancouver BC
June 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Increasingly, the ability of community builders to deliver on health is translating into market value for projects. The ULI Building Healthy Places Toolkit outlines recommendations that can be used to promote health at the building or project scale, and shape vibrant, highly desirable communities. The Southeast False Creek neighbourhood serves as a model case study for these initiatives, and is already seeing the return as it quickly evolves into one of Vancouver’s most thriving communities.

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June 1, 2015   Comments Off on Urban Land Institute, British Columbia, holds Urban Farming Walking Tour

A massive online conference (for FREE) about home grown food

Home Grown Food Summit 2015, Apr 6-12, 2015

25+ speakers giving over 30 presentations on all different aspects of producing healthier food from your home.

Mike Adams – NaturalNews.com
8 Reasons You Are Insane If You Aren’t Growing Some Of Your Own Food

Toby Hemenway – Patternliteracy.com
Permaculture Guilds: The Building Blocks For Food Forests

Paul Wheaton – Permies.com
Gardening Without Irrigation

Joel Karsten – StrawBaleGardens.com
Straw Bale Gardening

Marjory Wildcraft – GrowYourOwnGroceries.com
How To Produce Half Of Your Food In Your Backyard In Less Than An Hour Per Day

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March 27, 2015   Comments Off on A massive online conference (for FREE) about home grown food

City Farmer’s Introduction to Organic Food Gardening

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Learn how to grow your own vegetables in an urban environment

City Farmer’s hands on organic food gardening course includes:

Site planning/design/soil preparation
Choice of seeds-plants/starting seeds
Companion-succession planting/harvesting/composting
Organic gardening techniques/natural pest control/bugs
Container gardening
Waterwise gardening
Birds and mammals in the garden

$50. CALL TO REGISTER: 604.736-2250

Still two classes left.

Introduction to Organic Food Gardening
Saturdays 9:30am-1pm in March 21, 28, 2015

Course Instructor: Sharon Slack, Head Gardener, City Farmer

Location: Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden
2150 Maple Street at 6th Avenue in Kitsilano

March 19, 2015   Comments Off on City Farmer’s Introduction to Organic Food Gardening

City Farmer’s Gardening Workshops for Children

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Workshops held at the Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden in Kitsilano

Are you keen for your children to grow up with an appreciation of nature? City Farmer’s gardening workshops will give kids hands-on learning at our organic demonstration garden in Kitsilano. Children will learn about the lifecycle of the garden in six workshops running from Spring to Fall:

2015

Sunday May 10th – Spring Planting
Sunday June 7th – Worms in the Garden
Sunday July 5th – Bugs and Bees
Sunday August 9th – Flowers
Sunday Sept 13th – Fall Harvesting
Sunday October 4th – Putting the Garden to Bed and Seed Saving

Workshops run from 9.30am – 11.00am.

$20 per workshop or $100 for all six.

Contact City Farmer at 604 736 2250 to register.

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March 19, 2015   Comments Off on City Farmer’s Gardening Workshops for Children

Urban Farming in Alaska – Powerhouse Fruits and Veggies

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Goats in Alaska and Making Simple Cheese. Demonstration on how to make goat cheese. Includes information on Municipality of Anchorage regulations on raising goats in the city.

Courses by University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service
2015

City & suburban agriculture takes the form of backyard, roof-top & balcony gardening, community gardening in vacant lots & parks, roadside urban fringe agriculture & livestock grazing in open space. Explore information on & tools for urban agriculture. $10 per class or sign up for all eight for $50. Classes will be held at the Anchorage District Office, 1675 C St. Wed., March 11, 4 – 6 pm

Alaska Powerhouse Fruits and Veggies. Plan to plant the most nutritious bets for your garden. Wed., March 18, 4 – 6 pm

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March 17, 2015   Comments Off on Urban Farming in Alaska – Powerhouse Fruits and Veggies

Conference: ‘Exploring the Economics of Urban Agriculture and Resilience’

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‘Grey to Green’ – Toronto, Ontario – June 1,2 2015

Steven Peck, GRP, Hon. ASLA
Founder and President
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

It will be three years since the highly successful Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto and many new developments in the field have taken place across North America and around the world. On June 1-2, 2015, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will be hosting Grey to Green in Toronto – with a focus on local and regional food systems and resilience.

Some of the leading-edge issues and developments that will be discussed at Grey to Green in 2015 include the following:

Designing for food and the bottom line – how designing buildings with food production in mind can reduce costs, generate improved rents, increase property value and improve employee efficiency.

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March 7, 2015   Comments Off on Conference: ‘Exploring the Economics of Urban Agriculture and Resilience’

Call for papers: ‘Urban community gardens from all over Europe’

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Agriculture in the City: the experience of urban gardens

Valentina Cattivelli – Éupolis Lombardia, Politecnico di Milano
Session Coordinator
March 2015
Vii Aisu Congress
Food And The City
Padua September 3rd – 4th – 5th, 2015

The territory is now the protagonist of significant transformations difficult to understand and government. The traditional dichotomous distribution of places between town and country is no longer adequate due to the spread of alternate contexts that disorderly combine both typically urban and rural features. The city extends far beyond its suburbs along its main roads, branching and containing islands of agglomerated settlements, deprived of identity, then “regroups” destroying the natural elements remained within the fabric. On the other hand, the countryside accepts these changes, by adapting and creating the conditions for the new localizing requirements, and diversifying agricultural activities to make them more multi-functional and profitable.

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March 5, 2015   Comments Off on Call for papers: ‘Urban community gardens from all over Europe’

7E Edition De L’école D’été Sur L’agriculture Urbaine

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Une 7e édition pour ce qui est plus qu’une semaine de formation : un lieu de réseautage, de discussion, de transformation…

1 thème : économie circulaire et agriculture urbaine / 5 volets de formation

Pour une 7e édition, du 10 au 14 août 2014, se tiendra à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, l’École d’été sur l’agriculture urbaine du Laboratoire d’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB) et du Collectif de recherche en aménagement paysager et agriculture urbaine durable (CRAPAUD).

Cet événement, organisé avec la collaboration de l’Institut des sciences de l’environnement de l’UQÀM (ISE), réunit chaque année près de 200 participant(e)s issu(e)s de l’ensemble du Québec et de la Francophonie pour 5 jours de formation intensive s’articulant autour d’un apprentissage à la fois théorique et pratique.

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March 4, 2015   Comments Off on 7E Edition De L’école D’été Sur L’agriculture Urbaine

Speakers from Philips, Plantagon and Hungry Planet Farms to Share Insights in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Conference on ‘Building Resilience in Urban Agriculture’ March 9-11

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ADFCA will convene the event in partnership with some of the world’s most innovative organisations, including the RUAF Foundation, Association for Vertical Farming, and the University of Arizona. As part of this, industry experts will convene to outline a high-level Urban Agriculture Strategy for the Abu Dhabi Capital City District. Ready with market and city spatial data, participants will examine the potential application of the full range of urban agriculture typologies to understand Abu Dhabi’s fresh produce productive potential, evaluating risks and compatibility with its urban fabric.

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March 1, 2015   Comments Off on Speakers from Philips, Plantagon and Hungry Planet Farms to Share Insights in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Workshop at Guelph conference connects urban agriculture with social justice

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Urban agriculture has the unique ability to address social, political and economic community problems

By Chris Seto
Guelph Mercury
Feb 2, 2015

Excerpt:

The hour-long workshop saw more than 70 people in attendance, sitting in a large room in the University Centre. The speakers were forced to get through their presentations quickly because they seemed to have too much information for the short amount of time they were given.

The first speaker Redfield introduced was Mik Turje, a filmmaker from Vancouver, who showed a 12 minute documentary exploring the issues around urban farming and agriculture.

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February 11, 2015   Comments Off on Workshop at Guelph conference connects urban agriculture with social justice

Food Tank Summit: “Cultivating Better Urban Food Systems”

Features a group of advocates for changing where we grow our foods and how we think about the origin of our food.

Written by Maggie Roth, GWU Student
2015 Food Tank Summit
Jan 28, 2015

Excerpts:

The panel’s last speaker was instantly recognizable to most in the audience: winner of the James Beard Foundation Medal, restauranteur, head judge on television’s Top Chef, and passionate food activist, Chef Tom Colicchio. As a special guest at the Food Tank Summit, Colicchio recalled his own experiences with urban farming in Elizabeth N.J., watching his grandfather grow vegetables in five-gallon containers.

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January 30, 2015   Comments Off on Food Tank Summit: “Cultivating Better Urban Food Systems”

Watch Berkeley’s free lecture series on fixing the world’s broken food systems

Michael Pollan’s Edible Education 101 lecture, “A Brief History of the Modern Food System” streamed live from the University of California, Berkeley, Jan 26, 2015

By Vlad Savov
Verge
January 28, 2015

Excerpt:

Some of the world’s preeminent food policy thinkers and researchers are taking part in a new Edible Education lecture series at UC Berkeley this spring semester, and their lectures are being made available to stream online. Starting this Monday with an introductory note from Michael Pollan (video above, jump to the 9-minute mark to skip the preamble), the series will be updated weekly with contributions from Marion Nestle, Eric Schlosser, and Raj Patel. You can stream those live on the day itself and participate in a Q&A on Twitter and Facebook, or you can just pick up the video on YouTube later on.

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January 28, 2015   Comments Off on Watch Berkeley’s free lecture series on fixing the world’s broken food systems

Second Midwest Urban Farmers Summit (MWUF Summit)

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March 14 and 15, 2015 at The Plant in Chicago.

By Katie Williams
Chicago Patchwork Farms
Jan 25, 2015

The summit will provide an opportunity for urban farmers from across the region to come together and discuss the unique benefits and challenges of growing food on a production scale in their cities and towns. The idea was born out of a breakout session of production-based urban farmers at the 2012 Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) conference, in which it became immediately clear we shared the same questions and that talking with each other was a valuable experience.

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January 26, 2015   Comments Off on Second Midwest Urban Farmers Summit (MWUF Summit)