• Sustainable Urban Agriculture Forum

Growing Food in the City

Some of the produce we eat travels an average of 1,400 miles from farm to plate.  Food has to be picked and transported for days before they reach peak ripeness, compromising their taste and nutrition.  Conventional methods of monocultural food production use large amounts of chemical pesticides and fertilizers that can also end up on our plates.  Cities offer a number of resources for food production that have been traditionally overlooked.   There are better ways to grow food right where we live and work.

First Agrowcity Meet-Up

Come learn about the work of three local non-profit organizations and how they promote and practice sustainable urban agriculture (UA) in the Boston area.  Topics of discussion include the current state and challenges of UA, development of UA in Boston and beyond, and what you can do to make a difference. Come meet like-minded individuals and see how you can take action at your school or in your local community!

Snacks to be provided.  Free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by the Suffolk University Sustainability Committee and the Suffolk University Environmental Club.

To RSVP, go to http://www.meetup.com/Agrowcity/.

Date: Thursday January 21, 2010
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Suffolk University, 73 Tremont Street, Boston 02108, first floor Amenities Conference Room. 

 

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