Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit

Location: Founders Hall, George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201
 
The 2017 Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit on the Urban-Rural Connection will be held in Arlington on Oct 5 - 6 at the George Mason University campus. 
 
 
Confirmed Speakers and Panelists
Keynote Speaker John Piotti, American Farmland Trust; Kimberly Niewolny, Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Project; Rodney Taylor, Director Food & Nutrition Services, Fairfax County; Sally Schwitters, Tricycle Gardens; Joelle Robinson, DC Food Policy Council; Elizabeth Borst, VA Farmers Mkt. Mgr. Assoc.; Dave Robishaw, VA Dept. of Agriculture; David Sachs, Grape Wood Farms; Basil Gooden, VA Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry; Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener, Donielle Nolan, George Mason University; Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen; Puwen Lee, Arlington Food Assistance Center; Lynette Johnson, Society of St. Andrews; Don Weber, USDA; Bill Brower, DC Water; Katherine Collins, Arcadia Learning Center; Mary Van Dyke, STEM; Justen Garrity, Veterans Compost; Rebecca Carpenter, Sprout Kitchen Gardens.
 
Panels & Workshops
The Urban-Rural Connection: Making it Work
Increasing Opportunity: Updating the Rules to Promote Urban Agriculture
Agriculture in the Indoor & Outdoor Classroom
Waste Not,Want Not: Connecting Farmers & Feeding Programs
Practical Science-Based Challenges & Solutions to Urban Agriculture
Making a Buck in Urban Ag.
 
Tours
(l) Washington, DC: Up Top Acres by Nationals Stadium; UDC East Capitol Garden;
(2) Potomac Vegetable Farms; Reevesland Learning Center; Arlington Food Assistance Center Walter Reed Garden; Fort Barnard Community Garden.
 
Cost
$75 regular; $40 for students. 
 
More details on Summit website
703-993-8999

Event Properties

Event Date 10/5/2017 8:00 AM GMT
Event End Date 10/6/2017 3:00 PM GMT
Individual Price student discounts available
$75.00
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