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The Hort Presents Fifth Annual Urban Agriculture Conference (#UAC2015)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 until Friday, May 29, 2015
Riverbank State Park
Phone: (212) 694-3600
On Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, The Hort (The Horticultural Society of New York) will host its fifth annual Urban Agricultural Conference (#UAC 2015). Participants will take part in hands-on demonstrations at Randall’s Island Urban Farm on Thursday; Friday, at Riverbank State Park, they will hear from urban farmers including Ron Finley from LA; Tony Kasowski, a Phoenix farmer who grows all from artichokes to kale, and a NYS trio feeding millions through innovative programs. They’ll see Plant This Movie, narrated by Darryl Hannah, and eat healthy food grown locally at a Big Apple picnic.
"By 2030... 60% of the global population will live in cities. We need innovative solutions for growing and distributing food in urban environments," says George Pisegna, director of horticulture and public programs for The Hort.