Urban Agriculture in Kingston, NY

Urban Agriculture Committee Hosts Visioning Session. New Sub-Groups Are Formed.

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What are some of the needs on the Urban Ag front in Kingston?

What are some of the needs on the Urban Ag front in Kingston?

The Kingston Urban Agriculture Committee hosted a visioning session on Tuesday, October 22nd at the Kingston Public Library.

Moderator Corinne Wolcott prepares the agenda for the evening.

Moderator Corinne Wolcott prepares the agenda for the evening.

Some twenty people attended that included farmers, organizers, academics, nurses and many others of affiliated trade.

After some explanation from moderator Corinne Wolcott on a democratic leadership model, the group participated in a visioning session to identify the needs on the Urban Ag front in the city of Kingston.

The four categories that arose were:   Community Outreach; Fundraising and Grants; Growers; Policy Change and Market Expansion.  The four groups will work independently, meeting as often as is necessary while reporting back to the Urban Agriculture Committee each month with any necessary updates or progress.

These four important categories were decided upon that evening, and small groups were formed based on their individual interests.

These four important categories were decided upon that evening, and small groups were formed based on their individual interests.

If you are interested in urban agriculture and wish to participate in one or more of the groups listed below, please contact the group organizer for upcoming meetings.  If you wish to join the Kingston Urban Agriculture mailing list, contact Rebecca Martin at larrecca@gmail.com

To join the Kingston Urban Agriculture Newsletter, click on this LINK

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Urban Ag Community Outeach
Contact:
Rebecca Martin  larrecca@gmail.com
Lindsey Duvall    linzmiller2@gmail.com

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Urban Ag Fundraising and Grants
Contact:
M. Cecilia DeFerrari  mcdeferrari@aol.com

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Urban Ag Growers
Contact:
Farmer Jesica Clark    jesicaclark21@gmail.com

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Urban Ag Policy Change and Market Expansion
Contact:
Jennifer Schwartz-Berky    jvberky@gmail.com

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Break-out groups around topics were formed.

Break-out groups around topics were formed.

Farmer Jesica Clark, founder of the South Pine Street City Farm and the Dig Kids - an Urban Farming Program.

Farmer Jesica Clark, founder of the South Pine Street City Farm and co-founder of the Dig Kids – an Urban Farming Program.

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