Urban Agriculture Initiatives: National Perspectives
Moderator: Perry Winston
Panel: Stella Chao, Harry Rhodes, Dan Pitera
Cities throughout North America are exploring the role of urban agriculture in community development. This panel brings together experts from Seattle, Chicago, and Detroit who have developed innovative urban agriculture initiatives at the neighborhood and city scales to discuss their projects. These efforts range from a citywide community gardening program in Seattle to a neighborhood hub of food production, processing and distribution in Chicago, to a plan to reclaim thousands of acres of abandoned land in Detroit for farming.