2018 Urban Agriculture Conference
500 Webster Ave, Rochester, NY 14609, United States
The Urban Agriculture Working Group, with support from Foodlink, the City of Rochester and Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York, presents our 3nd Annual Rochester Urban Agriculture Conference. Join us for a day of hands-on workshops, demonstrations, tours, seed swaps and conversations for Rochester's community gardeners and urban farmers. All groups, individuals and skill levels welcome and lunch is provided.
Tickets are $10, but scholarships are available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To apply for a scholarship, please e-mail email@example.com.
We have three exciting new opportunities at the conference this year:
1. Teacher Training for School Gardens, 10:00am-4:30pm: Educators from Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York will host a full-day teacher training for Sustainable School Gardening. Professional Development credit available. The seminar will focus on establishing, designing, building curricula for and sustaining school gardens. Participants will join the rest of the conference attendees for lunch. TO REGISTER: Select ONLY the "Teacher Training for Sustainable School Gardens" ticket option.
2. Rain Barrel Construction Workshop, 10:30am-11:30am: Rain barrels are a great way save money, conserve water and protect our waterways. Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County educators will lead participants in building their own 50-gallon rain barrels for their home or community garden. This session is sponsored by the City of Rochester, which is subsidizing the cost of the kits, but participants are asked to contribute $20 toward materials. TO REGISTER: Select BOTH the "General Admission" AND the "Rain Barrel Workshop" ticket options, per person.
3. Guided Beechwood Urban Agriculture Tour, 3:30pm-5:00pm: The Beechwood neighborhood is home to many exciting urban agriculture projects, including urban farms & homesteads, community-run hoop houses and educational gardens. This 90 minute tour will visit several sites in the area, where community members and farmers will explain the work they're doing. TO REGISTER: Select BOTH the "General Admission" AND the "Beechwood Urban Agriculture Tour" ticket options, per person.
Got kids? Parents/guardians may register youth age 6+ for programming all day at the Ryan R Center, just down the hall from the conference! For more information or to register in advance with the R Center, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teacher Training for Sustainable School Gardens
Rain Barrel Workshop
Beechwood Urban Agriculture Tour