Capital Roots Troy NY: From Community Gardens to a Non-Profit Food Hub

Level: Intermediate
Presenters: Marissa Peck and Amy Klein

Learn about Capital Roots’ non-profit food hub based in Troy, NY and the Greater Capital Region Food System Assessment, both of which are working holistically to increase healthy food access for low-income consumers while supporting the local food economy.


COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS: A NEW APPROACH TO URBAN FARMING

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Catherine Bukowski

Join this workshop to learn about the potential of community food forests. Along with community gardens and farmers markets, food forests are an avenue toward creating access to nutritious food and promoting environmental sustainability where we live.


FARM SCHOOL NYC: TRAINING NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS IN URBAN AGRICULTURE TO INSPIRE ACTION AND FOOD JUSTICE

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Onika Abraham

Farm School NYC trains local residents in urban agriculture in order to build self-reliant communities. Join us as we dig deeper into urban agriculture’s role in inspiring positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.


MANAGING AND UNDERSTANDING URBAN SOIL

Level: Beginner
Presenters: John Ameroso and Linda Ameroso

Veteran Cornell Cooperative Extension Urban Farming gurus, John and Linda Ameroso, will share their knowledge of over 30 years in addressing the challenges of farming in New York City. This workshop will cover issues confronted in urban farming, including common insect pests and diseases, as well as contaminants sometimes present in an urban environment.