Urban Agriculture Trends in RVA

urban-agriculture 4.16.14

When

Wednesday, April 16th / 7:30 to 9:00AM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Presented By

The Virginia Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects & the American Planning Association

Description

Duron Chavis from Virginia State University will lead a panel in presenting the case for urban agriculture as a holistic solution for poverty and health disparity in the city of Richmond. It will focus on community owned urban farms, the economic viability of abandoned and or vacant urban land within the Richmond city limits and how they may be better utilized to enhance food security while simultaneously building wealth and improving our local food system.

This event is part of the series GRinD (Greater Richmond in Design), sponsored by the Virginia Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association (Virginia Chapter). GRinD provides the opportunity to bring the community together to discuss design trends and how they relate to the development of the Richmond Metropolitan Area.

Cost

$8 to the public / Free to all VA ALSA & VA APA members

Capacity

40

Register for class

There is limited seating for this discussion so you must register ahead of time.

Email lindsey@vaasla.org to register.

Questions?

Email Lindsey Hightower at lindsey@vaasla.org.