Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Urban Farming and Local Food Systems

February 12 @ noon | University YMCA
Latzer Hall

"Wes Jarrell, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Interim Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Illinois

Wes Jarrell discusses the potential for organic and sustainable agriculture in urban environments and the importance of recognizing connections between food production and consumption. Learn how Prairie Fruit Farms is working to become a model for others interested in small-scale diversified farming systems and building a vibrant local food system in Central Illinois by transforming the landscape from cash grain agriculture to diversified perennial fruit trees and berries, goat pastures, hayfields and prairie."

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