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Technical Update: Urban Agriculture: Growing Food in Cities
January 11, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm$50.00
The Toronto Master Gardeners invite the gardening public to join us in a day of exploring the idea of growing food in cities.
Urban agriculture refers to the practice of growing food of all sorts – fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, honey, even space-using grains – in urban areas that haven’t traditionally been dedicated to food production. Urban agriculture can take place in yards, vacant lots, community gardens, highway medians, and other open spaces. Urban food production is practiced by large parts of the urban population in developing countries.
Highlights of the day include a keynote address by Lorraine Johnson, City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing and presentations by Charles Hunter on Sustainable Food Production at the Niagara Parks Commission Botanical Garden and by Paul Zammit on The Power of Urban Farming.
Cost of admission includes a delicious lunch! Advance registration required.
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