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 Export to Your Calendar 9/29/2020
When: September 29, 2020
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Sara Powell

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Date: September 29, 2020


Time: 2 pm ET, 11 am PT


Title: Growing New Roots With Urban Agriculture


Speaker: Dr. Cary Rivard, Associate Professor and Center Director, Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension Center, Kansas State University




The term “urban agriculture” is very common these days, but what does it really mean? Many people think of space-age vertical farming systems, community gardens, or even a grey-haired hippy at the farmer’s market peddling dozens of varieties of beets. However, urban agriculture touches everyone in agriculture in numerous ways. Consumers across the U.S. are looking to reconnect with the agrarian roots that provide resiliency in our society. Meanwhile, we are seeing symptoms of the disconnect that has arisen between our communities and our agricultural systems in both rural and urban communities. These challenges provide a wealth of opportunities for everyone working in horticulture. Opportunities to: capture new audiences and markets, bring new students into horticulture, and even facilitate societal change, are just a few that currently lay on our doorstep. This presentation will provide some real-life examples of projects in Kansas City and abroad that are working to grow new roots with urban agriculture and participants will gain a better understanding of what this movement is about.


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