Grow Local Workshop: How To Secure Land for Urban Agriculture
- California Food & Justice Coalition
Grow Local: A Workshop On How To Secure Land for Urban Agriculture
To Bring Healthy, Affordable Food to All
Saturday Nov 15, 10am 5pm, 1000 Broadway Ave, 5th Floor, Oakland
two blocks from the 12th Street BART, Oakland
$20 Members, $40 Non-Members (scholarships available for students)
Register online at www.cafoodjustice.org
For more info contact Jessica Bell, jessicabell@...
510 704 0245
Join us for a day of information, discussion, strategizing and
training on how to secure land in your community for food production
to increase access to healthy food for all, including low-income/food
stamp eligible communities.
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
most important steps for almost all urban and suburban agriculture
Topics to be covered in the workshop include: writing leases,
barriers to accessing public and private land, zoning and planning
laws, community organizing to pass policies, easements and policies
we can pass to help secure land and grow urban agriculture.
This training is being organized by the California Food & Justice
Coalition and is co-hosted by the Oakland Food Connection, OBUGS, San
Francisco Department of the Environment's Victory Gardens Program,
People's Grocery, Alemany Farm, Urban Tilth, the HOPE Collaborative,
City Slickers Farm, Farm Link, Mo' Better Food & Full Circle Farm.
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.