18/09/2020 15:00 16:30
This event will bring together experiences between networks, growers and urban farmers from London, Toronto, and New York City to show how gardens and farms are contributing toward their cities’ resilience, food security, and Covid-19 response.
Organised by Capital Growth (part of Sustain) in London, NYC Parks GreenThumb in New York, and Toronto Urban Growers, this webinar will share lessons from across the pond on how community gardens and urban farms can respond to crisis, build solidarity among neighbours and prepare for the road ahead.
The event will include presentations from each of the networks, stories from the gardens and farms and time for Q&A. It will be chaired by Melana Roberts, Chairperson of the board of Food Secure Canada.
Stories of resilience from@
NYC: Mark Leger, gardener at Phoenix Community Garden speaking about Phoenix’s food access and COVID response activities
London: Kiloran O’Leary from Global Generation speaking about The Story Garden’s involvement in Community Harvest and other COVID responses
London: Alice Holden, Head Grower at Growing Communities Dagenham Farm - an organic farm based in outer London growing produce for sale locally and through a box scheme, while supporting various community initiatives
Toronto: Jessey Njau, www.zawadi.farm - backyard farmer building community in Thistletown neighbourhood
Toronto: Isaac Crosby, Lead Hand in Urban Agriculture and Indigenous gardens at Evergreen Brick Works
Please note this is event is at 10am EST and 3pm BST.