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Future of Farming: How Urban Agriculture Is Revitalizing Local Economies

Future of Farming: How Urban Agriculture Is Revitalizing Local Economies

May 25, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

As populations grow, our urban areas are tasked with many differing goals: create jobs, grow the economy, but at the same time make the city "greener" and more sustainable for the environment and human well-being. Now more than ever, it’s critical to change what we eat and how it’s made. Food justice, climate change, social impact, and health concerns make food an integral part of our everyday lives. Food entrepreneurs have the opportunity to make a difference beyond our dinner plate. Running a sustainable, local agriculture business requires thinking about sustainability in terms of funding streams and program creation.

Over the past five years, Massachusetts has become the national incubator for innovative business solutions to climate change and social community challenges. Climate Action Business Association has developed a free series of reports, Local Emerging Market Reports (LEMR) to offer a spotlight on what we see as further opportunities for leadership in the transition to an equitable, carbon-free economy. This event is part of our Local Emerging Market Series in which we focus on specific industries to encourage dialogue within the local industry.

Join CABA and Green City Growers for a special panel discussion on the importance of reinvestment into local food community.



5:30 - 6:00 PM Networking
6:00 - 6:30 PM Panelist Introductions
6:30 - 7:15 PM Q&A
7:15 - 7:30 PM Networking

Stay after to explore Boston Public Market!


  • Greg Watson: Director of Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
  • Jesse Banhazl: CEO and Founder, Green City Growers
  • Patricia Spence: Executive Director, Urban Farming Institute
  • Jennifer Hashley: Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project