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University of South Florida
Urban and Community Design Program, School of Architecture & Community Design, College of The Arts
Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions
Urban Agriculture: Imperatives, opportunities and challenges at the neighborhood scale
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
10:00 am - Noon
USF's Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions
CGS Building, Room 131
Pamela Jo Hatley, J.D.
Rick Martinez, Executive Director, Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
Jim Kovaleski, Urban Homesteader and Itinerant Farmer
Presentations and a panel discussion will address the following questions:
. What is urban agriculture? What does it include? What are the approaches?
. When is food production enhanced or hindered by neighborhood design, land use or zoning regulations?
. How much food can be produced in an urban neighborhood? What is the role of permaculture and other innovative approaches to food production?
. Why should neighborhood design and planning efforts consider community gardens, farmers markets and community supported agriculture (CSAs) within the context of social, economic and ecological sustainability?
Organization in conjunction with ARC5931.002: Sustainable Neighborhood Development
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