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Urban Agriculture: Sowing Seeds, Sowing Money Workshop

Event Location: 
U.S. Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Garage

Urban agriculture has captured the attention of policymakers, urban dwellers, and those involved in the "good food movement." Yet farming in the city, similar to rural farming, is a risky venture that may not be profitable. As a result, many urban farms are formed as nonprofits rather than traditional, commercial farms, which raises the question of what a farm really is. This question has challenged the two government agencies (Census Bureau and Dept. of Agriculture) that have collected data on farm numbers since the 1800s. Dr. Dimitri will discuss the benefits of urban farming, as well as the challenges facing urban farmers who seek to add to the food that makes up part of the local food system. The analysis is based on findings from a recent survey of urban farms across the US.

Date: September 13, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required!

For a complete calendar of events at the U.S. Botanic Garden, visit: http://www.usbg.gov/programs-and-events.

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