Sustainable Agriculture Chat on Twitter: What are the Possibilities for Urban Ag? | Civil Eats

Sustainable Agriculture Chat on Twitter: What are the Possibilities for Urban Ag?

Sustainable Agriculture Chat (#sustagchat) is back again this week on Sunday night on Twitter, with the question: What are the possibilities for urban ag?

The 1 1/2 hour discussion will begin this Sunday June 7th at 8pm ET. We hope you can come out! All are welcome to join the chat, just please announce yourself at the beginning by telling everyone your name and affiliations, and use the #sustagchat tag on your tweets in order to create a searchable dialog. A helpful program to use is Tweetchat — enter the room “sustagchat” and #sustagchat will show up on all your posts automatically. You are welcome to send questions and comments to our moderator, @sustagchat.

Moderating this week will be me (@civileater), mostly via the @sustagchat moniker. You can read more about me down below this post in my bio. I do hope you will join us in the chat this week!

Please feel free to send some ideas our way, but here’s some food for thought to get the chat rolling —

Q1. What are the models where you see urban ag working? Is there a possibility for feeding cities with urban agriculture? Can urban ag address the disparities of urban food deserts?

Q2. Are you growing more of your own food this year? Were you inspired by the White House garden, or was the movement already afoot?

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Q3. What are the barriers to entry around urban ag? What would you like to see happen in order for more people to get growing and more cities gaining access to this resource?

We can swap stories, discuss how-tos, and the creative ways you are implementing urban agriculture in your communities. Looking forward!

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Paula Crossfield is a founder and the Editor-at-large of Civil Eats. She is also a co-founder of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Her reporting has been featured in The Nation, Gastronomica, Index Magazine, The New York Times and more, and she has been a contributing producer at The Leonard Lopate Show on New York Public Radio. An avid cook and gardener, she currently lives in Oakland. Read more >

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  1. cool im using a shortened url to spread the word!
  2. Paula, I may not make the chat tonight as I'm headed to a cookout across town, but I will definitely try. Great subject. We had a garden plot at our last place that could have feed the neighborhood over the summer and into early fall.
  3. Gregor
    is there a way for non-twitter folks to see the record of this conversation? I'm very interested in what was said. thanks

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