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Friday, November 8 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Rural and Urban Agroecology – Models and Lessons

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Can agroecology unite urban and rural efforts toward sovereignty, justice and solidarity? Often misunderstood as merely an ecological approach to agriculture, or a set of regenerative, sustainable, climate-friendly practices, agroecology aims to work through power divisions among us, especially racism, colonialism, and patriarchy, as well as to address rural-urban differences. In this session, attendees will discuss urban and rural agroecology projects in the Northeast with project participants and build connections and ideas to grow agroecology in our region.


Kathia Ramirez

CATA - The Farmworkers' Support Committee
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Kirtrina Baxter

Soil Generation
Kirtrina M. Baxter, M.A. is a dedicated mother, drummer, and afroecologist. She is committed to assisting in the creation of an equitable, community-led food system in Philadelphia where she also co-organizes Soil Generation (SG). SG is a Black and Brown-led coalition of food justice... Read More →
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Onika Abraham

Director, Farm School NYC
Onika Abraham, Director of Farm School NYC, is a farmer and educator with more than 15 years of experience as a senior nonprofit manager and an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from City University of New York’s Zicklin School of Business.Onika joined Farm School NYC as Director... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EST
Classroom 214
  Urban and Rural Sustainable Agriculture