Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Community Film Festival and Urban Agriculture Webinar

World Community Film Festival

The 11th annual World Community Film Festival runs Feb. 10-12 at Langara College. Saturday's films are all about food and farming: "La Via Campesina," "The Chocolate Farmer," "Saving the Seed," and more.

This wonderful and very reasonably priced film fest features documentaries on a range of subjects including food and farming and social justice, and environmental and labour issues.

All the films will be showing at Langara College

Visit the website for more information.

Equitable Strategies for Growing Urban Agriculture Webinar

Thu, Feb 16, 2012

A vibrant movement is afoot in cities across the country − farmers, activists, and community organizations are improving the health, economic outlook, and vitality of their communities through urban farming. Advocates are illustrating that urban agriculture is a pathway to making healthy food more available for low-income communities, a key to shifting the conversation on traditional economic revitalization efforts, and catalytic for battling the challenges of blight and abandonment.

Building from the recently released PolicyLink Urban Agriculture Tool, PolicyLink will be hosting a mini-series of webinars focusing on how low-income communities and communities of color are incorporating urban agriculture into their community development efforts and into policy infrastructures supporting this work.

The webinar in February will feature Green City Grower’s CEO Mary Donnell, Ian Marvy, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Added Value (see video here), and Malik Yakini, Chairman of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Each panelist will discuss challenges and strategies for growing and sustaining urban agriculture projects in low-income communities and communities of color.

You can register for this webinar here.

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