This week, urban gardeners will gather in Toronto, Ontario, for the 2012 Urban Agriculture Summit.
The summit, which runs Aug. 15-18, will bring together design professionals, community groups, social housing advocates, tenants, homeowners, developers, educators, planners and urban growers.
Agriculture in the city is a growing trend, from bee-keeping to school and community gardens to aquaculture and rooftop farming.
The summit is presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and FoodShare.
Major Summit themes include:
• Food Security, food sovereignty and city-building
• Planning and design of innovative infrastructure for small & large-scale urban agriculture
• New technologies and innovative practices associated with production
• Scaling up urban agriculture: Supportive programs, policies and governance models
• Best management practices in for-profit and not-for-profit food production
• Building the business case: the economics, financing and marketing of urban agriculture
• Embedding urban agriculture in community development and housing
For more information, visit urbanagsummit.org