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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

7th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

The 7th annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) will convene local and regional experts, advocates and innovators on March 5, 6, 9 and 11, to support and promote urban farming enterprises across Massachusetts. During this virtual event, the local urban farming community, along with cross-sector partners, will address challenges, highlight successes and share resources at one of the best educational and networking events for this thriving sector.

Keynote speakers are Jillian Hishaw, Esq. LLM, FARMS, an innovative strategist, founder and attorney in the areas of agriculture, food systems and asset protection; Karen Washington, co-owner of Rise & Root Farm and co-founder of Black Urban Growers, who lived in New York City all her life and has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to access fresh, locally grown food; Greg Watson, director of policy and systems design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics and whose work currently focuses on community food systems and an initiative to improve global systems literacy; and Emmanuel Pratt, co-founder and executive director of Sweet Water Foundation, who is an urban designer creating a model of resident-driven community development in neighborhoods that have suffered the effects of long-term disinvestment.

All conference presentations will be recorded (unless noted otherwise) and will be available for participants to view up to six months after the conference.

Cost: $50-$150. Tickets are onĀ EventBrite. For more information or for discounts on youth, college or group tickets, contact Rose Arruda at [email protected].