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Water Wednesday Preview: Urban Agriculture

This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture!

What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, “Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that area. Urban farming can also include animal husbandry (e.g., breeding and raising livestock), beekeeping, aquaculture (e.g., fish farming), aquaponics (e.g., integrating fish farming and agriculture), and non-food products such as producing seeds, cultivating seedlings, and growing flowers. Urban farms can also contribute to the revitalization of abandoned or underutilized urban land, social and economic benefits to urban communities, and beneficial impacts on the urban landscape.” Does it still sound confusing to you? No worries. We will answer your questions at Water Wednesday.

Water Wednesday – Ask Extension about Urban Agriculture

Wednesday, December 2, 2021, 2 PM ET on Facebook

We are excited to announce that on December 2, Dr. Catherine Campbell, an Assistant Professor and State Specialist of community food systems in the Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department will be featured in Water Wednesday – Ask Extension about Urban Agriculture.

No registration is needed. We will host this interactive Q&A event on Facebook Live. Be sure to bring your questions for this interactive Facebook Live event.

Link to the UF/IFAS Extension Central District – Water Resources Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1306843356428686

All you need to do is:

  • Hit the Like button on the Event Page to receive the event notifications,
  • Tune in at 2 PM ET on Facebook, and
  • Ask us any questions about Urban Agriculture.

Host: Dr. Yilin Zhuang, Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Central District

Guest speaker: Dr. Catherine Campbell, Assistant Professor and State Specialist of community food systems in the Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department

 

Water Wednesday Webinar – Growing Food in Urban Areas

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:00 PM ET – 3 PM ET

Are you living in the city? Are you interested in growing your own food? Then don’t miss the talk given by Hannah Wooten, the Commercial Horticulture Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. She will give you all the information that you will need to grow food in urban areas.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need to register to attend the webinar.

Registration: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vgfXNgcES1ut7C_Lwg2hJQ

Speakers: Hannah Wooten, Commercial Horticulture Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Orange County and Dr. Yilin Zhuang, Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Central District.

 

 

 

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