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The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

GreenTown Chicago Conference: Oct. 13,14

Posted by Ron Wolford -

GreenTown is teaming up with the City of Chicago Department of Environment and Columbia College Chicago in bringing together inspiring speakers, been-there case studies and actionable ways to make communities greener, healthier and more prosperous.

Some of our U of IL Extension Cook County Urban Horticulture staff are planning on taking the Food track of classes:

Track Four - Food #1
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Title: Urban Farming: The Fresh Food Movement Grows
Moderator: Jeff Spitz, Professor, Documentary Film, Columbia College
Panelists:
- Robert Pierce, Market Manager, Growing Power
- Ken Dunn, Founder and President, City Farm Chicago
- Karen Lehman, Director, Fresh Taste Chicago

Track Four - Food #2
2:15pm to 3:15pm

Title: Vertical Farming and Industrial Reuse: The Plant Chicago
Speakers:
- John Edel, Developer and Owner, The Plant Chicago
- Blake Davis, Adjunct Faculty, Illinois Institute of Technology

Track Four - Food #3
4:00pm to 8:00pm (please note the different time)

Title: Fresh From the Farm Teacher Training
Trainer: Melissa Tobias, Fresh from the Farm Education Coordinator, Seven Generations Ahead
Presenters:
- Dr. Philippa Norman
- Sandy Noel, Golden Apple Award Winning Teacher
- Laura Coury, R.D., Walsh Nutrition Group

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