A Brown Bag Lunch Book Talk with journalist Jennifer Cockrall-King
Food and the City: Case Studies in Urban Agriculture from Five Countries
Wednesday, November 07, 201212:00 PM - 1:00 PM
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300, Large Conference Room
About the Presentation
Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution (Prometheus Books, 2012) will narrate slides of case studies from cities around the world putting food production back at the center of urban landscapes. Examples will be of ultra-productive home growers in London, England, to sub-arctic gardens in Yellowknife, North West Territories (Canada), commercial urban farmers in Vancouver, Canada, urban farms in Havana, Cuba, and the world first vertical farm in Chicago. She will give context of why there is a sudden push for food production in urban landscapes as she discusses these interesting examples from Canada, the UK, France, the United States and Cuba.
About the Speaker
Jennifer Cockrall-King is an award-winning Canadian food journalist. Food and the City is available in Canada, the US, and the UK. It will be released in translation in Japan and Korea in 2013.
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