Interested in a job promoting urban agriculture in Wake County? This may be for you…..
It’s Urban Agriculture Day in Raleigh! Saturday, October 8th at the Historic Mordecai Gardens Visitor Center at 1 Mimosa St. in Raleigh.
Come and learn about innovative urban agriculture projects that won mini-grants from the City of Raleigh’s Environmental Advisory Board and how to apply for your own grant. Take a tour of the beautiful and historic Mordecai Gardens. Hear from Steve Cohen, the Manager of Food Policy and Programs City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, talk about his city’s exciting urban agriculture programs. Several urban agriculture demonstration booths will be hosted by the Second Saturday project of the Raleigh Food Corridor.
This is a free event, but seating is limited. Please sign up to reserve a seat for any of these activities.
This event is sponsored by the City of Oaks Foundation, and donations to support the event are accepted. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Schedule of Events
- 9:45am – 10:00am Demonstration Booths Open & On-site Registration
- 10:00am – 10:45am Urban Agriculture Mini Grant Information Sessions
- 10:45am – 11:15am Historic Mordecai Garden Tour
- 11:15am – 12:05pm Steve Cohen, Portland’s Innovations in Urban Agriculture
- 12:05pm- 12:30pm Networking and Demonstration Booths Closing
SIGN UP FOR TICKETS HERE! : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-raleigh-urban-agriculture-day-tickets-27553608585
Raleigh Environmental Advisory Board
More information will be posted here soon!
The “Bike Workshop 101” educated almost a dozen kids in the Raleigh area about about bike maintenance, bike safety, and healthy food choices, to help them get outside and get active as bicyclists. The workshop was a cycling education program for youth organized at the John Chavis Center by Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, in partnership with the Active Routes to School Project (Region 5), Wake County Human Services, Raleigh’s Bicycle & Pedestrian program, Wake County 4-H Youth Development, and the City of Oaks Foundation.
“This was a great program that helps give kids the skills to be better cyclists and to spend more time outdoors and active,” said Foundation Director Chris Heagarty, “We are fortunate to the work with these great partners on this project, and we hope it can be a model for future workshops around Raleigh.”
Now is the time that many community centers and camp programs start developing their plans for the following summer. Anyone interested in hosting a camp based on the Bike 101 Workshop model should contact Chris Heagarty at the Foundation, at 919-996-4773 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.