Events Capital Growth

Food for Resilience: Transatlantic Lessons from Community Gardens and Farms

Webinar 18 Sep 2020 15:00 00:00

This webinar brought together community gardens and farms from London, New York and Toronto in a fascinating conversastion looking at how growing food in cities can contribute towards resilience, food security and Covid-19 response.

Picture: Lizzy Mace at Cranbrook Community Food Garden, London

Picture: Lizzy Mace at Cranbrook Community Food Garden, London

This event brought together experiences between networks, growers and urban farmers from London, Toronto, and New York City to show how gardens and farms are contributing toward their cities’ resilience, food security, and Covid-19 response.

Organised by Capital Growth (part of Sustain) in London, NYC Parks GreenThumb in New York, and Toronto Urban Growers, this webinar shared lessons from across the pond on how community gardens and urban farms can respond to crisis, build solidarity among neighbours and prepare for the road ahead.

Watch the recording of the event 

Please note you will need the following password to access the recording: Garden2020

The event included presentations from each of the networks, stories from the gardens and farms as well as a Q&A. It was chaired by Melana Roberts, Chairperson of the board of Food Secure Canada.

Stories of resilience - who spoke and from which community gardens?

Published 18 Sep 2020

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