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“Room to Grow: Envisioning Urban Agriculture,” at NYU, Feb. 4

January 28, 2009
N-257, 2008-09

New York University’s Community Agriculture Club presents an evening of dialogue on urban agriculture possibilities, February 4, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theater, 715 Broadway, NYC. The evening’s keynote will be a presentation of the 2008 Gallatin Dean’s Award research project “Room to Grow: Participatory Landscapes and Urban Agriculture at NYU” by Adam Brock, Gallatin ‘08. Local and organic food will be served, and participants will have the opportunity to plant seedlings for NYU’s first community garden.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009, 6:00-9:30 PM
  • WHERE: Jerry H. Labowitz Theater, 715 Broadway, 1st floor
  • WHAT: Room to Grow presentation, panel discussion, and a series of targeted breakout groups. Local and organic food will be served, and participants will have the opportunity to plant seedlings for NYU’s first community garden.

Facebook link: http://tinyurl.com/roomtogrowNYU

In cities across the world, urban agriculture is increasingly being recognized as a powerful solution to the interlinked crises of food insecurity, climate change, and the breakdown of community.

As an urban research university with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, NYU has the opportunity to show leadership in this emerging discipline, using on-campus food production to radically reframe the way we relate to the urban environment.

Room to Grow will serve as the beginning of an ongoing dialogue about urban agriculture at NYU, engaging students, faculty, administrators, and Greenwich Village residents in tackling the questions: Why grow food at NYU? What forms might urban agriculture take on campus? What will it take to get there?

Reporters interested in covering the event please call Christopher James, 212.998.6876 or email christopher.james@nyu.edu for more details.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

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