6th annual Urban Farming Conference is March 16-17

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The sixth annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference will be held on March 16 and 17 in Boston, bringing together stakeholders from across sectors to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating resilient and thriving urban farming.
 
Policy makers and local officials are invited to attend the conference, along with farmers (including rooftop, chicken, bees, etc.), land trust managers, commercial buyers, foundations, investors and others.
 
The conference features seven learning tracks on Friday and eight on Saturday, with each track including four workshop sessions. Track topics include municipal policy and planning; urban farming and institutions; community conversations; community partners and healthier communities; food sovereignty and food systems; and more.
 
The conference will be held at Bunker Hill Community College from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Tickets are $50 for Friday only, $100 for Saturday only, and $150 for both days. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A 20 percent discount is available for groups of five or more.
 
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit tinyurl.com/MAUrbanFarmingConference.
 
For student and group discount codes and general information, contact state Urban Agricultural Coordinator Rose Arruda at rose.arruda@state.ma.us or (617) 626-1849.