Thursday, February 5

Just Food CSA Conference

Just Food's 9th Annual CSA in NYC Conference
Sunday, March 8, 2009

Conference Location

Columbia University
Teachers College
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY
(between Broadway and Amsterdam)

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register for the conference go to:
$15 Student/Fixed Income
$25 Basic Rate
$35 Supporter$50 Supporter Plus
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The Just Food Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in NYC Conference is an opportunity for CSA members from around the city and farmers to come together for a day of workshops, good food and discussion.

We are pleased to have black dirt farmer and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner Cheryl Rogowski as this year's keynote speaker.

Conference Schedule:

Registration 9:30-10:00am
Welcome 10:00-10:45am
Workshop Session 1 11:00-12:15pm
Lunch (provided) 12:30-1:30pm
Workshop Session 2 1:45-3:00pm
Farmer Panel 3:15-4:30pm
*Q and A with local farmers!
CSA Expo and Reception 4:45-6:00pm
*Wine and Cheese, informational tables.

Tuesday, February 3

2 Events THIS wed & thurs!

Room To Grow: Envisioning Urban Agriculture at NYU
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
6:00-9:30 PM
Jerry H. Labowitz Theater, 715 Broadway, 1st floor

In cities across the world, urban agriculture is increasingly being
recognized as a powerful solution to the interlinked crises of food
insecurity, climate change, and the breakdown of community. As an urban
research university with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, NYU
has the opportunity to show leadership in this emerging discipline, using
on-campus food production to radically reframe the way we relate to the
urban environment.

Room to Grow will serve as the beginning of an ongoing dialogue that will
engage students, faculty, and administrators in developing a vision for
food production on campus that is innovative, participatory, and
research-oriented. The evening will entail a presentation, a panel
discussion, and a series of targeted breakout groups. Local and organic
food will be served, and participants will have the opportunity to plant
seedlings for NYU's first community garden.

Tentative schedule:
6:00: introduction by Zoe Abram, co-chair of NYU Gardening Club
6:15: presentation of the Gallatin Dean's Award research project "Room To
Grow: Participatory Landscapes and Urban Agriculture at NYU" by Adam
Brock, Gallatin '08
6:45: panel discussion with faculty, students, and urban agriculture
experts, moderated by Jeremy Friedman, coordinator of NYU Sustainability
Task Force
7:30: breakout groups meet to discuss the next steps in making urban
agriculture a reality on campus
8:15: breakout groups report back
8:45: reception

And the second...

Spring 2009 Focus the Nation Teach In

Thursday, Feb. 5
King Juan Carlos de Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
1st floor Screening Room
New York, New York 10012

*2:00-3:15 - How do we respond to climate change? (Jamieson, Thurston,
Dale Jamieson- "The Post Kyoto Climate: A Gloomy Forecast."
George Thurston-"The Local Health Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution to
Prevent Climate Change."

*3:30-4:45 - How can design help us meet climate challenges? (Phifer,
Andrew Faust- "Bioregionally Retrofitting Our Infrastructures."

*5:00-6:00 - What is the relationship between consumption and climate
change? (Rademacher, Savitri D,Volk)*
Tyler Volk- "CO2 and the Gross World Product in 2050."

Come on out!

Meetings and Conferences

This week's CUFSP meeting times are as follows:

Grant Houses Garden Project
Woodbridge dorm
Email if you want to attend

Dining Services Committee
Hamilton 306

Community Garden Group
Hamilton 306

And mark your calendars for two exciting conferences:

The Milstein Science Symposium
Presented by the American Museum of Natural History's
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics
New York City, New York, USA
April 2 and 3, 2009

Week of April 13th (exact date TBA)
Opportunities in Food, Farming and Active Living
Youth Forum & Expo
The Baum Forum is looking for youth organizers for the conference. See website below if you are interested in participating.