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Virtual Chat: Teaching Urbanites How to Grow Food

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

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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.


Moderator:



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

Host:


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

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