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.