Transforming Urban Landscapes and Communities with Urban Agriculture

Day One Breakout Track: Transforming Urban Landscapes and Communities with Urban Agriculture

Food Roof Farm, St. Louis; Photo by Kyle Ramey

Breakout Session #1 –  10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn about urban agriculture in the heart of the Midwest from three Missouri urban farmers.

Speakers: Molly Rockamann (EarthDance Organic Farm School), Mary Ostafi (Urban Harvest, Food Roof Farm), Dre Taylor (Males to Men, Nile Valley Aquaponics: 100,000 Pounds of Food Project)

Breakout Session #2 – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Explore how urban farmers are dealing with climate change and how to implement conservation practices on an urban scale.

Speakers: Sarah Taylor Lovell (University of Illinois), Ben Flanner (Brooklyn Grange)

Breakout Session #3: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Understand what it takes to create a long-term, viable urban farming business by hearing from established urban farmers.

Speakers: Brennan Washington (Phoenix Gardens), Amy Matthews (South Circle Farm), Karen Washington (Rise & Root Farm)