Skip to main content

Virtual Chat: Teaching Urbanites How to Grow Food

Connect Extension Virtual Chat

Click here at 2PM ET on November 30th to enter the Teaching Urbanites How to Grow Food Virtual Chat

A Connect Extension account is required to participate in this virtual chat.  Cooperative Extension personnel can get their free Connect Extension accounts at

Agriculture in urban communities accounts for 15-20% of world food production (Corbould 2013). This sizable contribution is not often considered when planning for future population growth and could provide an even greater source of locally grown foods.  Yet, greater than 54% of the world’s population lives in cities.

As part of a New Technologies in Agricultural Extension (NTAE) grant-funded project, the objective of this chat is to help identify what’s happening across the Cooperative Extension System nationwide in relation to urban food production and food systems education in urban and peri-urban communities.

The data gathered here will be utilized in the production of a literature review expounding on our findings.


Dr. Jeff Young, Director for Urban Extension with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service


Rob Bennaton, Bay Area Urban Agriculture Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension/UCANR

Who Is Attending

Add Comment

Comments (2)

Newest · Oldest · Popular

Automated message: Thanks for sharing this event! If you can, please remember to update this listing after your event with a link to the recording. You can do that by coming back to your event here in Connect Extension, clicking "Manage Event" and then "Edit Event." From there, I suggest adding the words "Recording Available Here" to the top of your event and linking out to the recording. Example: Recording Available Here

Thanks for helping us make this an awesome archive of resources for Cooperative Extension!

FAQs for Learn Calendar Users:

Will a recording be available?

That is entirely up to the host of this webinar/online event. If this is an Extension Foundation hosted event - we will update this calendar listing with a link to the recording usually within 48 hours. Keep in mind, many of the offerings found here in Connect Extension are brought to you by your colleagues across the system. While we encourage them to update their listings with recordings, it is entirely up to them.

How do I know if it is an Extension-hosted event?

Extension Foundation posts publicly our events to two calendars - the Extension Foundation Member Calendar and the Opportunities for Cooperative Extension Calendar.  All other events coming from across Cooperative Extension are posted to the Learn Calendar or to one of the regional calendars. All calendars populate to the same main calendar on Connect Extension. To tell the difference between what events are posted to what calendars easily, you'll see the name of the calendar posted above the title of the event if you scroll to the top.

What if I have trouble accessing this webinar?

Please contact the author of this calendar event. The individual that posted this event will have their username automatically listed at the bottom of the body of their post, right above the social media buttons. When you hover over that name, you are able to send them a private message.


About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation is a non-profit designed to be the engine fueling U.S. Cooperative Extension’s advancement in making a more visible and measurable impact in support of education outreach from land-grant universities/colleges located in every state and territory. Extension Foundation is embedded in the U.S. Cooperative Extension System and serves on the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). The Foundation provides an array of opportunities for Extension professionals that foster innovation creation, the adoption of innovations at member institutions, and increased impact of Extension programs. This work is supported by your membership dollars and funding from USDA-NIFA, grant no. 2020-41595-30123. For more information on Extension Foundation membership, please visit You can also find our Terms of Servicee here

© 2021 Extension Foundation. All rights reserved.

Link copied to your clipboard.