Brainstorm the Future of Agriculture in Boston – Jan. 30th

Boston Skyline with two boatsHere’s an interesting opportunity for Boston urban gardeners raising food crops… 
On Monday, Jan. 30th, you can give your opinion and help envision the future of Boston’s urban agriculture by attending a Kickoff and Visioning meeting from 6 – 8:30pm at Suffolk University. 
The Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives is 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.
Urban farming includes:

  •  rooftop greenhouse agriculture
  • aquaponics (fish farming)
  • community farms
  • farm stands (LOVE THESE!)
  • composting
  • and other fresh food-producing endeavors.

Keynote Speaker:
Will Allen holding a fishWill 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.

Meeting Specifics:
Monday, January 30, 2012 6-8:30PM
Suffolk University, Downtown Boston, 73 Tremont Street, 9th Floor*
* Must bring I.D. (Drivers license, credit card) to clear security.

To learn more about the BRA’s Rezoning for Urban Agriculture Initiative , go to: http://tinyURL.com/BRARezoneUrbanAgriculture

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