Urban Agriculture :: Lateral Benefits, Good Neighbors, and Relish

Urban Agriculture :: Lateral Benefits, Good Neighbors, + Relish
Thursday June 20, 2013 from 6:30 - 8 pm
BSA Space - 290 Congress Street, Boston
RSVP to rsvp@architects.org with Urban 6/20 in the subject line

Summer is here! And sprouting up with it is a growing interest in urban food production, evidenced by raised beds in community parks, rhubarb leaves on rooftops, and parking lots transformed into small scale urban farms.

Panelists from both the public and private sector will comprehensively consider the support, benefits and implementation of urban agriculture.

Speakers will discuss the zoning change process required to enable urban farms, lateral benefits to youth and community, as well as a newly launched "how to" resource center for urban farming.

Panelists include:
-Scheri Fultineer, department head, Department of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
-Mimi Graney, executive director, Union Square Main Streets; co-founder, Relish Urban Agriculture
-John (Tad) Read, senior planner, Boston Redevelopment Authority

To attend, send an email to rsvp@architects.org with Urban 6/20 in the subject line. Light refreshments will be served.

The panel is co-sponsored by the BSA Urban Design Committee and Boston Society of Landscape Architects