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Urban Agriculture Summit

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

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