Urban farming webinar is now available online
Posted: August 18, 2014
More than 80 people participated in the June 27 webinar, which was moderated by Singh-Knights and Center Director Stephan Goetz.
Presenters included Carolyn Dimitri, an applied economist at New York University, and Melissa Poulsen, a fifth year PhD student in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Center for a Livable Future-Lerner fellow. (More information about the speakers is available here.)
Several questions were raised during the webinar that may provide an opportunity for additional discussion and collaboration:
- Has anyone looked into the impact of more established urban farms providing aid to and perhaps increasing viability of smaller, newer urban farms?
- Have any of you looked into the connection between farm-to-school educational programming and urban farms?
- Has anyone researched the costs and returns, and profit margins, associated with urban farms?
- Since most urban farm programs are initiated through grant funding, how do urban farms promote sustainability and profitability after life of grant?
Please email Dr. Singh-Knights (email@example.com) with any responses you may have to these questions, or if you have additional questions. Dr. Singh-Knights will compile the answers she receives and diseminate to those who attended the webinar.