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The Urban Agriculture Movement: Addressing Food Deserts through Urban Agriculture
April 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Working Group to Address Food Deserts Through Urban Agriculture: SARE PROJECT
Seminar, Networking, & Working Sessions
*Collect data on preferences and demand for locally sourced produce and fish Foster an environment in which key partnerships can be developed for production and distribution.
*Create opportunities for networking, training, and exchange between existing producers and scientists centered around modern aquaponics, urban waste management, composting and vermiculture, urban food deserts (UFDs), and business management with a legacy for continued partnership.
*Design and build a demonstration system at an elementary school in a Savannah UFD area to be used as an education and training tool with and by all invitees, participants, and stakeholders, including UFD residents.
*Lay groundwork for a future grower-centered SARE research proposal to deploy and cultivate these concepts.
Registration will be required.
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Web-viewing: Link will be provided
General Agenda Items & Activities
*Physically-distanced meet & greet
*Planning for collaborations
*Topic-specific working time in breakout groups with various stakeholders
*Informal networking time
*Discuss solutions to roadblocks
*Topic-specific seminar-style presentations
*Learning about policies and practices for improving food security by sustainable use of metropolitan vacant lands
*Sharing of best practices & resources for the business of urban farming
General information, contact:
Dr. Philip Omunga & Dr. Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University
For information on K-12 integration:
Dr. Victoria Young, Savannah State University 912-358-4291