2018 National Planning Conference

Urban Farms: Growing Healthy, Resilient Cities

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

CM | 5.50

Cost: $108.00

Activity ID: #9140681


  • How to use urban farming for climate adaptation and resilience
  • How urban food systems can play an important role in land use, active living, and health equity
  • How urban farms relate to brownfield development and energy conservation


Urban agriculture is literally growing, in both popularity and practice nationwide. Today city farms provide urban dwellers access to green space, career training, educational activities, exercise, and health screenings, in addition to producing fresh local food. Such farms should be included in any modern, sustainable city planning. Visit various innovative urban farms throughout New Orleans–from a rooftop oasis to edible green spaces-and learn about unique programs and techniques for growing food in urban spaces. Enjoy a true farm-to-table lunch, tour eco-efficient gardens, and experience how local farms grow healthy (and resilient) cities.

Session Speakers

Marianne Cufone

Sam Heyman
Top Box

Linda Malonis
Growing Local NOLA
New Orleans, LA

Mike Kantor
Grow Dat

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