The Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is
a forum to share information regarding what is currently happening with
urban agriculture and to map out a vision for its future in
The conference is being presented by City Growers and the Urban Farming
Institute (UFI) in partnership with the Massachusetts
Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).
Due to the Feb 8,
2013 snowstorm, the conference is being rescheduled.
See letter following:
|Greetings Urban Farming Conference Participants,
We have been looking forward to presenting the Urban Farming Conference
(UFC) on Saturday, February 9. Due to weather conditions, we will be
rescheduling this event.
The interest and attention to this gathering has been tremendous! As
such, not only will we reschedule the UFC for Saturday, March 9, but we
will relocate the UFC to a larger venue at Roxbury Community College
(RCC). RCC is located just across the street from the current UFC
location at the Reggie Lewis Center. This will allow us to present a
greater event that many, many people (hopeful attendees and exhibitors
on an extremely long wait list) have requested. We are truly excited
about what is now unfolding. Thank you very much for your interest,
support and understanding.
We will quickly follow up with you with confirmed details as soon as possible.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
The Urban Farming Conference Team
Urban Farming Conference - "Cultivating Lands,
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Roxbury Community College Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA
View Urban Farming Conference information at MDAR
How to Register
Register through EventBrite. The fee is $25 and there is limited seating.
Welcome Ceremony Keynote Speaker: Eliot Coleman from Four Season Farm.
Closing Ceremony Keynote Speaker: Malik Yakini,
Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security
Network. His theme is: "Urban Farming Lessons from Detroit."
You are invited to join with urban farming leaders representing
farmers, commercial buyers, policy makers, and investors to participate
in conversations about many relevant topics.
UFC interactive panels include the following:
- Open Field Farming Techniques
- Organic Farming Techniques and Season Extension Technologies
- Lessons from Different Market Strategies
- Composting: Policy, Practice and Viable Business Enterprise
- Roof Top Techniques
- Food System Investors Meeting
- Urban Farming Thought Leaders: A Panel Discussion
- Land: Strategy, Community Control, Zoning and Policy
- Viable Enterprises Other Than Fruits and Vegetables
- Investing in Workforce Training
UFC Conversation Leaders representing:
- Boston Redevelopment Authority
- City Feed and Supply
- City Fresh Foods
- City Growers
- Conservation Law Foundation Ventures
- Fair Food Network
- Green City Growers
- Henry P. Kendall Foundation
- Lumiere Restaurant
- Lufa Farms
- MA Department of Agricultural Resources
- MA Farm to School Project
- New Entry Sustainable Farm Project
- ReVision Urban Farm
- The Food Project
- The Trustees of Reservations
- Urban Farming Institute
- Wholesome Wave
For UFC questions, sponsorship, exhibiting or other inquiries, contact
Crystal Johnson, ISES/Integrative Sustainability & Environmental
Solutions, at Crystal@ISESplanning.com, 617-416-4915.
Ensure the long-term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts. MDAR has four divisions:
MDAR strives to support, regulate and enhance the rich diversity of the
Commonwealth’s agricultural community to promote economically and
environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and
fulfill agriculture’s role in energy conservation and production.
- Agricultural Conservation & Technical Assistance,
- Agricultural Markets,
- Animal Health, and
- Crop and Pest Services–