2013 Urban Farming Forum – Call for Session Proposals!

The Vancouver Urban Farming Society (VUFS) is delighted to announce the third annual Vancouver Urban Farming Forum on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Details of time and location to follow. This year’s theme is Building New Knowledge, Filling Gaps, Current Practices.

VUFS is turning the tables and asking you – its membership and the urban farming community of practice and supporters – to submit proposals on the sessions you would like to convene at this year’s forum.

We are specifically interested in the following theme areas:

Showcasing best practices in urban farming
Addressing infrastructure needs
Identifying opportunities for adding value
Novel and effective approaches to land and tenure
Addressing other barriers to best practices
Situating urban farming within the broader context of just and sustainable food systems
Applications from individuals, pairs, or groups are welcome. An honorarium of $100 per session will be provided to the host. Please feel free to recommend a session even if you feel that you may not have the capacity to coordinate it.

Additional sessions will be put on by VUFS at the forum to gather feedback on the Vancouver Urban Farming Practices research, develop a vision for the society, and discuss a shared processing facility.

Please submit your proposal by Friday, October 11 using this form. Submission of a session proposal does not guarantee a spot on the 2013 Forum agenda. The VUFS Forum Committee will be reviewing proposals and responding to everyone by Monday, October 21. Preference will be given to sessions that fit within the priority areas listed above.

If you have any questions please feel free to be in touch with the forum coordinators, Shelby and Zsuzsi, at research@urbanfarmers.ca. They will get back to you as soon as possible as they work on this project part-time.

To learn more about VUFS and read the 2012 Vancouver Urban Farming Forum report visit www.urbanfarmers.ca

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