Montreal plans a biodiversity corridor through the city
Singapore’s EDEN apartments finished – 20 storeys built around gardens
Babylon Bridge – a proposed multi-storey garden and pedestrian bridge for Paris
Citizen scientist finds 573 species in his Cambridge, UK “ordinary-sized” city garden
hat tip: boingboing.net
Guerrilla Grafters – “grafting fruit-producing limbs onto sterile urban trees, specifically bred not to bear fruit”
Victoria, BC distributes vegetable seedlings for free
Paris’ Saint Gobains tower has gardens on all floors
Wellesley College Global Flora greenhouse “exceeds the Net Zero Water & Energy requirements of the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most rigorous certification of sustainable construction.”
Urban Agriculture and Climate Change: “The New Normal”
Thursday, July 9 (through August 20)
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-agriculture-and-climate-change-the-new-normal-tickets-110206065308
Join Instructor Mason Trappio to gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer and the growth of new crops.
This course informs the urban and peri-urban farmer about how climate change affects them and provides strategies for how to successfully adapt.
Length of Course: 1 hour
July 9, 2020
July 23, 2020
August 6, 2020
August 20, 2020
Course Fees: Free
Our growing environments are affected, to varing degrees, by climate change. Increased temperatures, greenhouse emissions, and insect populations all challenge our farming operations. In this course, you will gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer, and new crops to grow in this New Normal.
Credentials Earned: This a noncredit stand-alone course.
What You Will Learn:
How climate change can impact farming operations
How to use cover crops to mitigate climate change
How to use climate-smart crops in the face of climate change
Who should participate? Anyone can participate
Registration Information: TBA
Course Instructor: Mason Trappio
For further information about the course, please contact course instructor Mason Trappio directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education, Che Axum, directly at email@example.com.