Urban agriculture can be an important part of creating a just and sustainable city. Growing leafy greens and juicy tomatoes does not in itself lead to changes in the political and social structures that cause inequities in the food system and environmental injustice. However, many gardeners and farmers are using urban agriculture to address inequalities, advocate for policy change, and advance social justice beyond the garden fence. This forum will discuss the work of these activists, including the strategies they use, the challenges they face, and how farmers and gardeners and their supporters can advance social justice through urban agriculture.
Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen will present key findings from their forthcoming book, Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City (University of Georgia Press).
Urban agriculture activists and food system scholars from several New York City institutions will discuss how we can work together to best support each others’ work.
Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP.
This event is made possible through the support from the New School for Public Engagement/Civic Engagement Grant, the Merck Family Fund and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund.