I was invited to Toronto to participate in “GrowTo: Urban Agriculture Speaker Series” at Ryerson University. This series was a collaboration of a number of NGO’s and the Toronto Food Policy Council. It looked at the “What, How, Where and Why of Urban Agriculture,” with our panel focusing on the “why.”
Nevin Cohen from the New School in New York joined me on the panel, along with two local people who are working on urban ag projects in Toronto. There were about 100 people in the audience. The discussion went on for over two hours, before the moderator cut it off.
I spent two days visiting with urban ag and food activists in Toronto, and visiting some important projects. I was impressed with all of the activity, and with the enthusiasm of those involved. It was a great visit and I look forward to returning when the weather is warmer and more food is growing.