BioPhilly conference 4/29/21

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Apr 19, 2021, 9:37:41 AMApr 19
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Philly Orchardists,
This year's BioPhilly conference is being held virtually on Thu 4/29 and urban ag is the focus.  TIckets are sliding scale ($5-$12): 
Please Join us for bioPhilly 6! Live Online Conference Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 6pm - 8pm Nectar, Nurture, and You: Philly’s Recipe for Biophilic Urban Agriculture With bioPhilly 6, we turn our biop
 

Live Online Conference
Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 6pm - 8pm

Nectar, Nurture, and You: Philly’s Recipe for Biophilic
Urban Agriculture

With bioPhilly 6, we turn our biophilic lens to the topic of Urban Agriculture. Philadelphia currently supports hundreds of urban farms, community gardens, and edible landscapes. The pandemic has made clear how essential resilient local food systems are, both to feed people and to foster community. It has sharpened awareness of historic and current inequities in the food system, the urgency of food sovereignty, and the value inherent in reconnecting with the land and its beauty.

bioPhilly 6 will present the context and vision of Philadelphia’s first Urban Agriculture Plan followed by a look at three remarkable homegrown approaches to integrating food-growing in a variety of settings. Each vacant lot, rooftop, sidewalk and facade offers opportunity for regenerative urban agriculture, agroforestry, and a re-wilding of the city to promote biodiversity, one microhabitat at a time.

As always, bioPhilly brings together a diverse group of experts from the fields of urban agriculture, agroforestry, community development, design, and public health.

Please join us for this enlightening discussion about transforming our city into a beautiful, equitable and edible garden for all.

bioPhilly 6 Panelists

 

Ash Richards
Director of Urban Agriculture |City of Philadelphia

Phil Forsyth
Co-Executive Director |Philadelphia Orchard Project

Sonia Galiber
Herbalist, Grassroots & Policy Organizer, Grower, Educator, Artist
|Soil Generation

Ashley Gripper
Health Policy Scholar, Food Justice & Land Sovereignty Activist
|Soil Generation, Harvard University

Kimberlee Douglas
Director of Landscape Architecture, Associate Professor
|Thomas Jefferson University

Malaika Hart Gilpin
Co-Founder & Co-Director |One Art Community Center

Drew A. Harris
Population Health Consultant, Lecturer

Sadie Francis | bioPhilly
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Phil Forsyth, Co-Executive Director
Philadelphia Orchard Project
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