Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Upcoming Virtual Symposium on Urban Food Production — Living Architecture Monitor

Urban farming has grown rapidly in popularity over the course of the pandemic and is quickly becoming a multipurpose solution for COVID-19. Urban farming helps build strong local economies, supports local food security, engages people in outdoor activities, and supports resilient communities. With COVID-19, urban agriculture not only becomes an effective solution, but it also offers many other benefits.

On May 11 Green roofs for healthy cities hosts his second Virtual Rooftop and Symposium Urban Food Production to demonstrate the role urban farming can play in helping communities recover from COVID19 and become stronger than ever!

George Gastis, owner and founder of Grow + Gather Urban Farm and The Feedery Kitchen + Market, will share the connections between the local food movement and the community aspects of cultivation.

Adeline Cohen, the economic research coordinator for urban agriculture laboratory (Urban Agriculture Laboratory) discusses the unique opportunities and challenges of selling a wide variety of products in an urban environment. Cohen will take the audience through a discussion of 4 viable types of production, including microgreens, mushrooms and edible insects, and will discuss the economic viability of each.

Sarah Rosenberger-Gulloti, the agrihood project manager of Farmscape Gardens, will talk about the hottest trend in community development: Agrihoods! As their presence has grown significantly over the past five years, Sarah will address some burning questions on the topic, including, What makes these community facilities so popular?

Additional speakers include:

This event is approved for 3.75 APLD CEUs, 3.75 ASLA CEUs, 4 GRP CEUs and 3 AIA CEUs.

The event is proudly sponsored by Restore green roofs and Rooflite!

To view the full agenda and to register, go to https://greenroofs.org/virtualevents/2021/5/11/urban-food-production-virtual-symposium

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