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Grow Local: A Workshop On How To Secure Land for Urban Agriculture
Date Saturday November 15
Time 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
The location is TBA, it will be accessible by BART in the SF Bay Area
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorJessica Bell
Emailjessicabell [at] cafoodjustice.org
This event is being organized by the California Food and Justice Association and is co-hosted by the Oakland Food Connection, OBUGS, People's Grocery, Alemany Farm, Urban Tilth, Hope Collaborative, City Slickers Farm, Farm Link, Mo' Better Food & Full Circle Farm.

$20 Members, $40 Non-Members (Scholarships available)
Register online at http://www.cafoodjustice.org

If we are to build the thriving, community-driven and fair urban agriculture system we need we must have land.

Join us for a day of information, sharing and discussion on how we can secure land for food production to increase access to healthy food for all, including low-income/food stamp eligible communities.

The issue of land access is of critical importance. Growing food in the city has enormous potential to increase access to healthy food, create green collar jobs and other economic opportunities and build community self reliance. Securing sustained access to land for food production is one of the most challenging and important steps for almost all urban and suburban agriculture projects.

Topics to be covered in the workshop include: accessing public and private land, zoning and planning laws, community organizing strategies and easements and policies we can pass to help grow urban agriculture.

The California Food and Justice Coalition is a statewide membership coalition committed to the basic human right to healthy food while advancing social, agricultural, environmental and economic justice. Through advocacy, organizing and education, we collaborate with community-based efforts to create a sustainable food supply for the residents of California.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Oct 16th, 2008 3:04 PM

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