Each year Buffalo becomes more and more of a leader in the urban farming movement. While there is no one particular urban farm that outshines another, Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) has make significant strides when it comes to offering training for community gardeners, urban farmers and those interested in youth programs. MAP is leading the way by helping to cultivate this city’s image as a fertile place for progressive urban farm policies and practices.
In fact, when MAP hosts its Urban Agriculture Training program in March, attendees come from around the nation to learn the art of fish farming (aquaponics), urban chicken raising, farm planning, starting community gardens, and composting among others.
The training sessions also focus on youth employment and education, youth leadership and organizing, developing food policy, and MAP’s own youth-run businesses. This year’s training also includes a Farm-to-School Panel and an Urban Farming and CSA Panel. Workshops will be led by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the University at Buffalo’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, among others.
It’s time for Buffalo to shine!
Urban Agriculture Training | Friday, March 7th through Sunday, March 9th, 2014