Around the world people are growing food in cities! From August 15 to 18, the 2012 Urban Agriculture Summit will bring together a diversity of people that are making it happen – design professionals, community groups, social housing advocates, tenants and developers, educators, planners, homeowners, urban growers and others – to share what is working, and to discover what is possible. From bee-keeping to community and school gardens; from aquaculture to rooftop farming, urban agriculture is becoming an essential element of food security, improving access to healthy, affordable food in a rapidly urbanizing world. Urban agriculture can also generate much-needed skills development and local employment while improving local environmental and community health.The first Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto will be action-oriented: attendees will learn new tools to advance urban agriculture in their own communities. Together participants will explore urban agricultures current role and future potential in 21st century city-building.
- Sustainable Agriculture: Taking a Leaf Out of Cuba’s Book (smartcommunities.typepad.com)
- Land Values Lynchpin to Large-scale Adoption of Urban Ag (seedstock.com)
- Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Movement Could Help ‘Green’ the City (inhabitat.com)
- Interview: Urban Agriculture in Havana… and Manchester? (manchesterclimatemonthly.net)