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Food for Thought: Innovation in Urban Agriculture Panel Discussion

  • Ponce City Market 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30308 United States (map)

Join MODA and Ponce City Market as we talk about innovations in urban agriculture in Atlanta!

So many interesting and innovative urban agriculture efforts are underway in Atlanta! in this discussion, we’ll be exploring some of these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing, and putting into action ways to make our food system healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable.

Panelists will include:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director

  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of the Gangstas to Growers Cooperative, an organization that teaches formerly imprisoned youth how to farm

  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation

  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.

  • John Gordon, Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm , an urban farm on English Avenue. that gives 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op

Come early or stay late and enjoy the Farmers’ Market at Ponce City Market which runs on Tuesday nights from 4pm - 8pm. And, grab a drink or dinner too!

Seating is limited. Tickets are free, but advance registration is required.

Earlier Event: May 12
Design Club Day: Design Your Cause
Later Event: May 16
Coffee Cup Calligraphy