Edwin Marty - Breaking Through Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival

Ethno-biologist Edwin Marty looks at the exploding urban farming movement, which he believes has the potential to transform our national food system.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
6:30pm @ Central Library

Author Edwin Marty looks at successful urban farm programs, part of an environmental and social movement that could transform our national food system. From backyard food swaps to a restaurant supply garden on a Brooklyn rooftop, Marty chronicles changing attitudes and offers advice on keeping livestock in the city, decontaminating toxic soil, and even changing zoning laws.

Marty is an ethno-botanist, former assistant garden editor for Southern Living magazine and founder of the Jones Valley Urban Farm in Birmingham, Alabama.

The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Marty's book Breaking Through Concrete, and everyone in attendance will receive a card good for a free burrito from Chipotle along with an invitation to join Chipotle’s Farm Team. Food and beverages at the event will be provided by Chipotle.

Co-sponsored by Cultivate Kansas City and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

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