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Our Rochester Urban Agriculture Conference is in just over two weeks! We're so excited for all the awesome workshops we've got lined up, too!
First up: Austin Pettigrew from Sweet Beez is going to lead Introduction to Urban Beekeeping at the Lexington Avenue Urban Farm. We can't wait!
Are you excited? REGISTER HERE ($10 suggested donation): https://www.universe.com/events/2017-urban-agriculture-conference-tickets-VXFZBM ... See more
2017 Urban Agriculture Conference by Foodlink - Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at 530 Lexington Ave, Rochester, NY 14613, United States. Buy tickets and find information on Universe.
The process of skinning a hoop house requires some creative thinking. Check out how the Lexington Avenue Urban Farm group got the plastic over the 72'x22' metal frame!
In order to put up the Hoop house at Lexington Avenue Urban Farm we tied a rope to the plastic tarp (around a tennis ball) on one end and to a water bottle on the other end. Here you see a volunteer throwing the water bottle over the top of the Hoop House. ... See more
We're live from Lexington avenue Urban farm now!
We're here at our Lexington Avenue Urban Farm to cover our hoop house!
Visit the Ganondagan State Historic Site for this award-winning film that demonstrates the importance of heirloom seeds to the world's agriculture, focusing on global seed keepers & activists. Ninety-four percent of plant seed varieties have been lost; the film introduces those working to save that remaining six percent.
Stay after the film and listen to a brief presentation by Angela Ferguson (Onondaga) sharing her story about her commitment to gathering/saving/protecting seeds, and planting and harvesting traditional Iroquois White Corn. ... See more
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real sense, they are life itself.
"Seed" comes from the filmmakers behind "Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?" and the "Real Dirt on Farmer John." The film features Dr. Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, and Andrew Kimbrell. More than a cautionary tale of “man against nature,” the remarkable film is an epic “good-versus-evil” saga playing out in our modern lives.
Join us for this important film screening and discussion. We're excited to announce that Angela Ferguson (Onondaga) will be join us to share her story about her commitment to gathering/
saving/protecting seeds, and planting and harvesting traditional Iroquois White Corn. Angela will speak and answer questions following the film.
This is a unique opportunity for people to gain insight into traditional seed saving and food sovereignty. Tickets are $10/General Public, purchase online at http://bit.ly/2nSYinQ. Limited day of seating.
$8 (Active) Members, call 585-742-1690. ... See more