Embracing Urban Agriculture

Embracing Urban Agriculture

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Are community vegetable gardens proof that the urban rural divide is slowly diminishing?

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Are community vegetable gardens proof that the urban rural divide is slowly diminishing?

Two generations ago, most New Zealanders had some connection to farming or the land through close or extended family. In 2021, though, most of us are almost completely detached from the realities of producing food at scale. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why there’s such a huge rural-urban divide, and why farmers feel so under attack.

If New Zealand is going to move towards a more sustainable primary sector, then media, politicians and fringe groups need to stop stoking division, embracing urban agriculture as part of future commercial developments in regional centres across New Zealand

Join us to hear from three speakers who share their thoughts on the reasons for the divide, what this means for the ag industry and how we can go about bridging the divide.

Timings:

9.00am: Welcome & introduction from B.linc

9.15am: Keynote address 1

9.40am: Keynote address 2

9.55am: Keynote address 3

10.10am: Panel discussion/interactive Q&A session with the audience

10.30am: Speaking finishes, networking in breakout rooms hosted by each speaker

11.00am: Event finishes

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