Webinar on urban agriculture

Date(s) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
10:30 am


A webinar titled “Urban Agriculture” will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10. It is sponsored by the Climate Smart Communities program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

As more communities focus on the importance of sustainability, the practice of urban agriculture is rapidly increasing. It strives to make food “local” through the cultivation of vacant land, turning roof tops and balconies into gardens and using open space livestock grazing. The practice of urban agriculture can serve as both a climate change mitigation strategy by reducing food miles, and adaptation, by enhancing food security and urban resilience.

During this Climate Smart Communities webinar, representatives of Hone Strategic LLC and the Pace Law School Land Use Law Center will explore the barriers to urban food production and examine ways that CSCs can address them through comprehensive planning and zoning. Staff from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will also discuss technical and financial support for urban agriculture.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet.

To join the webinar, go to http://www.webdialogs.com, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted.

Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8323. In the event that they have to cancel or postpone this webinar, respondents will be notified.

Get more information on the Climate Smart Communities program.