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Buffalo Urban Agriculture Training Targets Regional and National Participants

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

To register, or for more information, visit www.mass-ave.org. Visit MAP on Facebook.

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Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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