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The future of Urban Farming in Cleveland
Submitted by westward on Wed, 03/24/2010 - 19:55.
04/05/2010 - 17:30
04/05/2010 - 20:30
The Future of Urban Farming in Cleveland
How are Clevelanders making their city more healthy, wealthy and resilient through urban agriculture and how is the City of Cleveland supporting these efforts?
Efforts in Cleveland to reuse vacant land in innovative ways have recently garnered national attention. At the center of much of this attention has been the Re-Imagining Cleveland program, a collaboration between the City of Cleveland and local community development organizations to fund and support over 50 new urban farms, community gardens and greening projects on city-owned vacant land.
Join us on Monday, April 5th - and on the First Monday of each month - as we re-imagine the future of Cleveland through urban agriculture. Together we'll learn more about these exciting projects and explore how urban agriculture can help catalyze the development of a thriving local food economy and culture in Northeast Ohio.
At this event we'll hear about the background and future of the Re-Imagining Cleveland program from Lilah Zautner, the Re-Imagining Cleveland Program Manager at Neighborhood Progress Inc.
Also joining us will be Robert Brown, Director of the Cleveland City Planning Commission, who will give a short presentation on the City of Cleveland's efforts to encourage urban agriculture through planning, policy and zoning changes.
Then we'll learn more about a few of these innovative projects first-hand from the leaders who are putting them to work:
Barbara Strauss - Ecovillage Produce
Mansfield Frazier - The Vineyards of Chateau Hough
Virginia Houston and Peter McDermott - Urban Growth Farms
Jamel Humphrey - African Village Community Garden
Re-Imagining the Future of Cleveland through Urban Agriculture
Local Food Cleveland Network Event
Monday, April 5th, 2010 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
@ Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Room (Directions)
Register for this event | Request a display table
5:30 - 6:15pm Registration and Networking
6:15 - 7:45pm Program
7:45 - 8:30pm More Networking
Display tables are available for businesses and organizations who wish to exhibit their products or services at this event. Full tables are $100, half-tables are $50. Click here to request a display table for this event and an E4S team member will confirm your request.