Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Urban Agriculture Forum: Thursday 10/6

Find this group on FacebookJacksonville Friends of Urban Agriculture

The Urban Agriculture Forum being held on Thursday, October 6th affects all Community Gardens in our area. As changes to local ordinances are in the works, Community Gardens need to let their voices be heard. Be sure to attend to find out what changes are being proposed to zoning ordinances and how your Community Garden will be affected. A local panel will be present to answer questions and share the progress that has been made to include community gardens as a legal land use for Jacksonville.

Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens will be attending as part of the audience to represent our group of Community Gardens at large.

What:
Urban Agriculture Forum
Hosted by Sustainable Springfield
When:
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
JEA Conference Center
970 Main St N
Jacksonville, FL

Learn about what urban agriculture is and how the city of Jacksonville can amend their zoning code to support more Urban Ag here


Sustainable Springfield, a non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy communities by promoting sustainable practices, is hosting a Forum on Urban Agriculture, a huge trend in the US right now.

The forum will take place on October 6, 2011 at the JEA Conference Center at 6pm. The Conference Center is located at 970 N. Main Street

Urban Agriculture is taking off in most cities in the US. There are economic development and positive health impacts that Jacksonville could benefit from. Many of Jacksonville’s residents are guerilla community gardening, raising hens for personal egg consumption, keeping a few dairy goats for milk and cheese, rooftop gardening, growing tilapia, etc. This forum will explain all the various aspects of what Urban Agriculture is and how the city of Jacksonville can work with its residents as this trend becomes more popular here.

About Sustainable Springfield

Sustainable Springfield is a non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy communities by promoting sustainable practices. Sustainable Springfield runs a community garden where neighbors grow fresh vegetables and enjoy workshops about gardening and nutrition. The group also offers children’s gardening classes and is currently developing two orchards in historic Springfield. More information about Sustainable Springfield is available at www.sustainablespringfield.net.