Un réseau de partage de ressources et d'expériences pour des villes nourricières
In this two-day workshop, students explore urban agriculture in New York City, including its history, benefits, challenges, and contemporary landscape. The course examines stakeholders that influence and benefit from urban farms and gardens, as well as current practices, including community gardens and school gardens, community and rooftop farms, aquaponics, beekeeping, and more. The second portion of the workshop explores how urban agriculture programs in New York City are working to advance racial, gender, and economic justice through farming and gardening. These concepts are contextualized through site visits to urban agriculture projects focused on advancing social justice. Tours include Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn) and The Garden of Happiness (Bronx). Recent debates about the role of urban agriculture and its intersection with food justice are covered. The workshop is open to any student interested in gaining in-depth knowledge about urban agriculture, and may be of particular interest to educators, researchers, urban agriculture supporters, and visitors from beyond New York City.
Course Number: NMPE0001
Instructor: Kristin Reynolds
Thursday and Friday, August 8-9
9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.