Urban Agriculture Panel @ Swarthmore

“Greening the Rust Belt: Urban Agriculture and Food Security in Detroit and Philadelphia,” sponsored by the William J. Cooper Foundation, brings three representatives from Detroit and two from Philadelphia together to a panel about the challenges faced by each city’s green movement. Both cities face similar problems: a dearth of healthy food and an abundance of abandoned land. These activists and businessmen will explain the complex issues surrounding land reclamation and food access, as well as the solutions that their organizations offer.
The panel consists of Malik Yakini of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Mike Score of Hantz Farms, Randall Fogelman of Eastern Market Co., and Lisa Mosca of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and will be moderated by Pat James of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
This event is open to the public, and will take place this Thursday, October 28, at 4:15 at Swarthmore College’s Lang Performing Arts Center. At 7:30, all are invited to a more informal discussion with the panelists about urban agriculture issues. Contact wtreece1@swarthmore.edu with questions.

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