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Urban Farming Conference – “Cultivating Lands, Nourishing Communities, Building Businesses”

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Date(s) - 02/09/2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center

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Saturday, February 9, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA

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The annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a thriving urban farming sector. The UFC is a forum to share information regarding what is currently happening in Boston and other local urban communities and to map out a vision for urban farming in Massachusetts.

The UFC brings together participants representing all aspects of urban farming including, but not limited to, farmers (including roof top, chicken, bees, etc.), commercial buyers, policy makers, and investors. The UFC conference is being convened to foster best urban farming practices, sustainable networks and business relationships. This will be achieved with following interactive panels and roundtable discussions:

  • Open Field Farming and Season Extension Techniques
  • Organic Farming and Its Importance
  • Lessons from Successful CSA Strategies
  • Composting: Policy, Practice and Viable Business Enterprise
  • Roof Top Techniques
  • Food System Investors Meeting
  • Urban Farming Thought Leaders: A Panel Discussion
  • Land: Strategy, Community Control, Zoning and Policy
  • Viable Enterprises Other Than Fruits and Vegetables
  • Investing in Workforce Training
  • Marketing Options

Registration $25. Register here. Limited Seating. Register Early.

Limited Scholarships are available. For Inquiries and Sponsorship Details, Please Contact: Crystal Johnson atCrystal@isesplanning.com617-416-4915.

 

Posted by: jacqueline on February 9, 2013 @ 10:57 am
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