Urban Agriculture Virtual Symposium

Feeding Communities Close to Home

COVID19 demonstrates the need for strong local economies and resilient solutions. Recently, the U.S Department of Agriculture reported a 2.6% increase in food prices from March to April (the largest monthly increase in 46 years), largely due to supply chain disruptions and worker illnesses. Urban agriculture is a productive form of green infrastructure that supports local economies, creates jobs, improves access to healthy fresh food, and provides ecosystem services. GRHC brings together urban and rooftop agriculture experts to share the benefits and challenges of urban agriculture projects at its Urban Agriculture Symposium


Agenda

  • Strengthening Rooftop Farming Finances
    • Steven Peck, GRP, Hon ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
  • IGA's Innovative Rooftop Farm
    • Roxanne Miller, Architecte paysagiste / Landscape Architect AAPQ CSLA, Soprema
    • Patrice Godin, Co Founder at La Ligne Verte:Toits verts + La Ligne Verte:Maraîcher
  • Implementing Urban Agriculture: from The Plant to the Baker District
    • Alex Speigel, Partner, Windmill Development Group
  • Top Leaf Farms- Urban Farming Case Study
    • Benjamin Fahrer, Co-founder, Top Leaf Farms
  • Question & Answer
  • Enhancing the Productivity of Green Roofs Through Rooftop Farming
    • Jeremy Wright, Business Development and Project Manager, ZinCo Canada
  • Financial Strategies in Urban Agriculture and What to Do During Times of Uncertainty
    • Yara Nagi, Operations Director, Agritecture
  • Ryerson Urban Farm Case Study
    • Jayne Miles, Operations Coordinator, Ryerson Urban Farm
  • Question & Answer
  • Panel Discussion: Mainstreaming Building Integrated Agriculture
    • Wayne Roberts, Food Policy Analyst and Writer
    • Natasha Arsenijevich, Director, Sustainability Programs at The Transformation Initiative
    • Jessie Banhazl, CEO & Founder, Green City Growers
    • Rodney Brooks, New Farmer and Rancher Regional Specialist, USDA


Thanks to the Sponsor of This Event


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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) - North America Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional industry association working to grow the green roof and wall industry throughout North America since 1999.


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