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GRHC: Urban Agriculture & Rooftop Farming: Virtual Symposium

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) for the Urban Agriculture Symposium on Tuesday, May 14th, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST, to explore the vital intersection of urban living and sustainable agriculture.

Discover how utilizing green roof spaces for food production can revolutionize urban landscapes, providing not only fresh, locally-grown produce but also enhancing community resilience.

Learn from experts about the innovative techniques and benefits of urban farming on rooftops, and how it can contribute to a more sustainable and interconnected future for our cities. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the possibilities of urban agriculture and its potential to transform our communities for the better.


  • Nicole Austin, Black Food Sovereignty Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Metropolitan University – Food Sovereignty in Action: Intentional urban agriculture on a green roof
  • Sarah Hastings, Rooftop Farm Manager, Boston Medical Center, Rooftop Farming for Healthcare in Downtown Boston
  • Armando Villa-Ignacio, Graduate Student, Colorado State University, Evaluating Leafy Green Production in a Colorado Rooftop Agrivoltaics System
  • Leigh Whittinghill, Assistant Agricultural Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Green Roof Technology in Urban Agriculture: Lessons in Production and Environmental Impact
  • Steven W. Peck, GRP, GRIMP, Hon. ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – Economics of Rooftop Agriculture

Approved for 3 GRP CEUs, Submitted to AIA and ASLA