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Newark Urban Agriculture Tour

Newark Urban Agriculture Tour

Thursday, July 30, 2015 -
10:00am to 3:00pm EDT
Newark Penn Station
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Join us in Newark to tour the gardens and farms at Greater Newark Conservancy and Ironbound Community Corporation

Meet Executive Director Robin Dougherty of the Conservancy, learn from youth about how they grow, harvest and sell affordable produce to neighborhood residents, and talk with young adults participating in the re-entry workforce training program.

Meet Drew Curtis, Director of Community Development and Environmental Justice at Ironbound, tour the gardens and farm, and learn about the enormous new AeroFarms vertical gardens now under construction.  AeroFarms staff and young adults trained by Ironbound and employed at AeroFarms will tell us about their work.

Enjoy lunch with Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, Director of the City’s Department of Health and Wellness, who will describe the City’s ambitious food initiatives and share her research and recommendations for Newark.

Learn from Stephanie Greenwood, Program Officer at Victoria Foundation, and two local master gardeners, about gardening in neighborhoods across Newark.

This event is free for CNJG Members and Non Member Grantmakers.
Transportation and lunch will be provided


    Greater Newark Conservancy’s Court Street Urban Farm

More about the presenting organizations:
Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities.  We achieve our mission through our inter-related program areas:  Environmental Education, Community Greening & Urban Agriculture, Environmental Justice, and Job Training.

Ironbound Community Corporation’s mission is to engage and empower individuals, families and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community.  ICC is animated by a core group of values, including: accountability, mutual respect, caring, commitment to excellence, and fairness and transparency.

Victoria Foundation is a private grantmaking institution, which was founded in 1924 by Mr. Hendon Chubb in honor of his mother, Victoria Eddis Chubb. Since the early 1960’s the Foundation’s trustees have targeted giving to programs that impact the cycle of poverty in Newark, New Jersey. In the 1970’s, a second priority was initiated to protect the environment throughout the state of New Jersey. Within Newark, funded projects address K-12 education reform, neighborhood revitalization, and strengthening youth and families.

Co-sponsored by Community Food Funders and Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

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Recap: Newark Urban Ag Tour