bioPhilly 6: Nectar, Nurture and You: Philly’s Recipe for Urban Agriculture
April 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
With bioPhilly 6, we turn our biophilic lens to the topic of Urban Agriculture. Philadelphia currently supports hundreds of urban farms, community gardens, and edible landscapes. The pandemic has made clear how essential resilient local food systems are, both to feed people and to foster community. It has sharpened awareness of historic and current inequities in the food system, the urgency of food sovereignty, and the value inherent in reconnecting with the land and its beauty.
bioPhilly 6 will present the context and vision of Philadelphia’s first Urban Agriculture Plan followed by a look at three remarkable homegrown approaches to integrating food growing in a variety of settings. Each vacant lot, rooftop, sidewalk and facade offers opportunity for regenerative urban agriculture, agroforestry, and a rewilding of the city to promote biodiversity, one microhabitat at a time.
As always, bioPhilly brings together a diverse group of experts from the fields of urban agriculture, agroforestry, community development, design, and public health.