Raleigh Urban Agriculture Day – Sat. October 8th

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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.misc1

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

 

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Raleigh Environmental Advisory Board

 

More information will be posted here soon!

 

Bike Workshop 101 Educates Community Kids

The “Bike Workshop 101” educated almost a dozen kids in the Raleigh area about about bikeIMG_0113 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 IMG_0104program 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 chris.heagarty@cityofoaksfoundation.org for more information.