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

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Marissa Peck and Amy Klein

Learn about the Capital Region Food System, in urban Troy, NY. Capital Roots encompasses six counties with a holistic approach to healthy food access to low income consumers, while supporting regional farms and 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.


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

Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Onika Abraham

The New York City Farm School advances organic agriculture through a high school curriculum. Onika Abraham will tell us how this unique education model serves the students and the urban community in developing an understanding of our food systems.


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.