Garden Cities: Urban Ag in the Garden State Conference
New Jersey’s urban growers, community leaders and organizers, policy makers, and municipal and state officials will come together to attend the Garden Cities: Urban Ag in the Garden State Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 13, at Rutgers-Newark Paul Robeson Campus Center, in Newark. Attendees will gain collective knowledge about urban agriculture, consider the economic and societal impacts of greening urban centers and connect with others in the field.
The event is a follow-up to the first New Jersey urban agriculture conference hosted by Isles, Inc., of Trenton, in March 2011. Speakers include representatives from Detroit, Philadelphia and New York who will share information about the economic impacts, barriers and successful food access benefits of urban agriculture in their regions, as well as New Jersey practitioners who work in urban settings growing food.