Urban Agriculture Kick-Off and Visioning Meeting

Urban Agriculture Kick-Off and Visioning Meeting
Monday January 12, 2012 from 6-8:30 pm
Suffolk University, 73 Tremont St, 9th Floor, Downtown Boston
RSVP by January 27 to john.read.BrA@cityofboston.gov

Hear a keynote by 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. Find out how zoning can support farming and brainstorm the future of agriculture in Boston!

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 that makes healthy, fresh food more accessible and empowers Bostonians by creating economic opportunity.

Please note: Maximum capacity is 150 persons. You must bring some form of ID. (Drivers license, credit card) to clear building security; or, send your full name by January 27 to john.read.BrA@cityofboston.gov