Join our colleagues at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) in Toronto on June 1st – 2nd, 2015 to delve into the latest ideas and innovations in urban agriculture at their 2015 Grey to Green: A Conference Exploring the Economics of Local and Regional Food Systems and Resilience.
As a Media Partner of the 2015 Grey to Green Conference, Greenroofs.com is pleased to share more info with you from GRHC. For those of us living in the U.S., as an attendee you will receive a 20% or more discount because of the current exchange rates.
But most importantly for now is for you to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount which ends this Friday, May 1st:
“Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is hosting its annual regional conference Grey to Green 2015 with a focus on local and regional food systems and resilience. We will be exploring new developments in Urban Agriculture and Green Infrastructure that are taking place across North America and around the world.
What now seems a novelty, may soon become a necessity. Urban and regional food systems are the focus of GRHC’s Grey to Green Conference, taking place June 1st and 2nd in Toronto. With severe droughts in California, and over $2.5 billion in food imports alone into Ontario from that region, there are huge opportunities to grow more food in cities, on buildings and in our region.
Now is the time to get involved and learn about the convergence of agriculture and architecture, how to animate communities into greater self-sufficiency and ensure that regional agriculture lands can continue to feed cities.
Grey to Green 2015 promises to be two days packed with information, ideas, best practices, tools and results that you can easily adapt for your projects.
Space is limited, so register before May 1st to reserve your spot and enjoy a $50 early-bird discount. US attendees can take advantage of the current exchange rate to receive an additional 20% off.” ~ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Be INSPIRED by keynote speakers Roger Schickedantz of William McDonough + Partners and Jeff Warschauer of Nexus Greenhouse Corp sharing their ground-breaking AGRITECTURE (the new frontier that integrates agriculture and architecture) projects, and by Eric Corey Freed of International Living Futures Institute explaining how to leverage the challenges of resiliency and expand your business.
EXPLORE the challenges and achievements of rooftop farming with detailed case studies from FoodShare, Ryerson University, AccessPoint Danforth, Brooklyn Grange, and Whole Foods.
PARTICIPATE in panel discussions with Kathy MacPherson of Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Lauren Baker of City of Toronto and Debbie Field of FoodShare about urban food systems and regional agricultural policies.
GET DIRTY in hands-on workshops about urban rooftop farming, soil and green walls, facilitated by Ben Flanner of Brooklyn Grange, Susan Antler of Compost Canada, and Melissa Daniels of Plant Connection.
REGISTER NOW to enjoy the last Early Bird rate.
See the full list of speakers at www.greytogreenconference.org.
Join your colleagues in Toronto this June to explore the economics of urban agriculture and resilience – and don’t miss out on the last Early Bird Discount on May 1!
~ Linda V.