This February: City Growers’ Education Conference

January 20, 2016

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Next month, City Growers will be hosting a first-of-its-kind conference: The City Growers’ Education Conference!

The City Growers’ Education Conference (CGEC)  will engage educators in a day-long event geared towards facilitating conversations and workshops around urban farm education best practices, and creating links between educators, farmers, community gardeners, public employees and funders. 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.


On Saturday, February 27th, a variety of panels and workshops will be led by experienced peers and experts centered around food and farm education in an urban setting. Learn how to incorporate farm and food based education into your classroom curriculum, or elevate your existing knowledge and practices with some more in depth experience. The conference will be held at the Academy of Arts and Letters at 225 Adelphi St., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn from 9am to 3pm. Tickets are $5. For further information and to register, please visit


Interested in leading a workshop at the conference?

We’re accepting workshop proposals! Click here to submit a proposal for a workshop at the conference. Workshops should be centered around food and farm education in an urban setting. The deadline for proposals is Monday, February 1, 2016. See here for an overview of workshops that will be held on the day of the conference.