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The Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) will convene local and regional experts, advocates, and innovators to support urban farming

Fri, Mar 5, 2021 – Thu, Mar 11, 2021

Rose Arruda
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Urban Agriculture, Food Ventures and Food Trust Coordinator

Featured Speakers:

Karen Washington, Co-Owner, Rise & Root Farm; Co-Founder, Black Urban Growers
Jillian Hishaw, Esq. L.L.M., F.A.R.M.S., Founder
Greg Watson, Director for Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Samples of Sessions:

Land Security is Food Security
Urban Farming Policy Review Across MA Municipalities
Grant Writing 101
Food Justice Panels
Urban Farms: Incubators for Climate Change Research & Applied

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January 20, 2021   No Comments

Webinar: Urban And Peri-Urban Agriculture

Man met een spade over zijn schouder, Daniël Veelwaard (I), after Gerrit Adrianus van Oosterhoudt, 1802 – 1851

What role does urban and peri-urban agriculture play in city food systems in the context of COVID and climate change?

January 21st . 12pm CET, 2021

The majority of the world’s population lives in cities, reaching 65% in 2050. Providing ready access to healthy fresh food, bringing communities together, and educating urban populations about the food system are amongst the drivers for urban and peri-urban agriculture in many cities throughout the world. This webinar will explore how this has developed as part of strategic city-wide approaches to the food system, and will ask whether this activity is more or less important and practical in the context of current crises including COVID and climate change.

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January 12, 2021   No Comments

Canada: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is among the most eminent landscape architects in the world

January 20, 2021 – March 13, 2021
West Vancouver Art Museum

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is among the most eminent landscape architects in the world, known for many projects in Canada and abroad. Genius loci, meaning the protective spirit of a place, is embodied in the seven decade span of her work. Her landscape designs demonstrate her desire to create terrains that are less an interruption and more an amplification of what already exists on a site. Her training in modernist design and a desire to connect people with nature is immediately apparent in her landscapes. At a time when our relationship to the earth is of paramount importance, Oberlander’s projects reveal consistent and significant stewardship of the natural environment. Many of her designs—even those from 50 years ago—remain largely unchanged, testaments to her technical skill, research techniques, and judicious selection of flora.

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January 5, 2021   Comments Off on Canada: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci

Korea: Video of 2020 Seoul International Conference (Main-Conference) (English)

Mayor of Seoul vice Mayor, Nerima City in Tokyo Mayor of Nerima City and more

Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks : Jung-hyup Seo (Mayor of Seoul vice Mayor) 4:29

Welcome Speech : Chang-Woo Lee (Committee Chair) 8:07

Congratulatory Speeches : Akio Maekawa (Nerima City in Tokyo Mayor of Nerima City) 11:59

Congratulations Messages on Pickets (major activists and citizens involved in urban agriculture) 13:47

Keynote Speech

Chung-hyun Oh (Professor of Bioenvironmental Studies at Dongguk University) – Agricultural biodiversity and social urban agriculture 15:36

Michael Levenston (City Farmer Society Executive Director) – City Farmer Society Executive Director 20:21

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December 15, 2020   Comments Off on Korea: Video of 2020 Seoul International Conference (Main-Conference) (English)

Korea: Seoul International Conference on Urban Agriculture Begins

Begins on Nov 26 Korean time or Nov 25 in the West [Today]

Watch Live Stream above.

November 25, 2020   Comments Off on Korea: Seoul International Conference on Urban Agriculture Begins

Korea: 2020 Seoul International Conference on Urban Agriculture

Climate Farmers Saving the City and the Earth – November 26-27, 2020

On-line conference mainly, mixed with some features of off-line conference

(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been developing the network on international urban agriculture since 2012 to build an urban construction.

We’ve also has been contributing to the expansion of urban agriculture activities of citizens as well as introducing of excellent programs based on the case of advanced cities.

For the 2020 Seoul International Conference on urban agriculture, We are expected to upgrade the sustainable urban agriculture system through the discussion on the response with climate change that’s growing global interest and the role of urban agriculture that can be active in this crisis situation of Corona 19.

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November 10, 2020   Comments Off on Korea: 2020 Seoul International Conference on Urban Agriculture

A Chicago Farmer Earns Recognition from the James Beard Foundation

Laurell Sims of Urban Growers Collective is the first farmer to be chosen for the fellowship program. Urban Growers Collective

“Right now, more than ever, feeling a sense of connection to other women who are struggling with their business because of COVID is so bolstering and fortifying to my spirit,”

By Naomi Waxman
Eater Chicago
Oct 27, 2020

Excerpt:

Sims, of Urban Growers Collective in Bridgeport, is the first farmer to be chosen for the fellowship. Her team, along with Urban Grower co-founder Erika Allen (the daughter of Milwaukee-based urban agriculture pioneer Will Allen) offer programming for youth and adults including basic growing techniques, job training, and new farmer incubation. There are currently over 200 teens in the program.

“We don’t want all those kids to be farmers but we do want them to know there are places for them in the food industry,” Sims says. “There are so many outlets for being a part of that system as a consumer or if you make it your career — you have power there and you can help influence it.”

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November 4, 2020   Comments Off on A Chicago Farmer Earns Recognition from the James Beard Foundation