Thank you to all of our conference attendees, workshop presenters, panelists and speakers! The first annual City Growers Education Conference cemented the need for conversation among the incredible people dedicated to farm education for the youth of NYC. You inspire us, and we’ll see you next year, if not sooner…Thank you!

Bringing Together New York’s Urban Farm Educators
@ Academy of Arts & Letters ∞ 225 Adelphi St. ∞ Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

♦Keynote Address by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer♦

With the rise of urban agriculture comes the rise of urban agriculture education.
Though many food and farm conferences have surfaced over the years, City Growers’ Education Conference (CGEC) will be the first of its kind. CGEC is tasked with bringing together urban farm education programs, gardeners, non-profits, and teachers to celebrate and share knowledge about farming and gardening education in New York City. Through farm education, we aim to create myriad opportunities for youth to meaningfully interact with the natural world and reconnect with food’s origin from the earth.

Check out the The 2016 Conference Schedulepanel descriptions, and complete workshop listings!

Get to know the presenters, and browse the full workshop descriptions here, and view our panelists’ bios here.

Workshops Include: Panelists, Presenters & Partners:
  • Intro to Vegetable Garden Education
  • Funding and Grants for School Gardens
  • Green Roofs
  • Hydroponics
  • STEM Opportunities and Curriculum Integration
  • Compost and Worm Bins
  • Food Justice and Hunger
  • Bee Hives and Bugs
  • Cafeterias, Gardens and Compost
  • Farm Math
  • Urban Rice Paddies
  • GrowNYC
  • Solar 1
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • LES Ecology Center
  • Just Food
  • New York Restoration Project
  • NYC DOE STEM Department
  • Brooklyn Grange….and more!

Please email with questions or sponsorship inquiries.

Thank you to our CGEC 2016 Sponsors!!!

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And thank you to our CGEC 2016 Partners: