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Come Envision the Future of Urban Agriculture in Boston!

Jan 12, 2012

  • Learn about Urban Agriculture
  • See demonstrations
  • Taste food samples
  • Find out how zoning can support farming
  • Brainstorm the future of agriculture in Boston!
  • Featuring keynote speaker: Will Allen, Founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., former pro athlete, and 2008 McArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” recipient for his work on urban farming and sustainable food production.
Monday, January 30th, 2012, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Suffolk University, 73 Tremont Street, 9th Floor Flyer to share with friends here! **Maximum capacity: 150 persons. Must bring I.D. (Drivers license, credit card) to clear building security; OR, send your full name by January 27 to: [email protected] Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), and the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives are launching a new project to update the Boston Zoning Code to support Urban Agriculture (UA) city wide. UA is small scale farming thatmakes healthy, fresh food more accessible and empowers Bostonians by creating economic opportunity. Examples of urban farming include rooftop greenhouse agriculture, aquaponics (fish farming), community farms, farm stands, composting, and other fresh food-producing endeavors. For translation and interpretation services, call no later than Jan. 23: (617) 918-4220. BRA's Rezoning of Urban Agriculture Initiative

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