Lecture on the Future of Farming Set for Feb. 27 in NYC

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From  Wave Hill:

Annie Novak on the Future of Farming

at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street

Hear from the front lines of the urban farm movement. Annie Novak, founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork non-profit for food education and Manager of the New York Botanical Gardens’ Edible Academy, explains how city farmers are learning from the lessons of agricultural history, even as they incorporate their own innovations on rooftops.

(Photo by Jackie Snow)

A lifelong vegetarian and passionate advocate for ecology within good agriculture, Novak is cofounder and farmer of the nation’s first greenroof vegetable farm, the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn, New York, pictured above in this photo taken by Novak.

The final lecture  in this series takes place March 13.

$20 Member, Student/$25 General. Reservations recommended, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x220. This lecture takes place at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street in Manhattan.

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Bill Cary's idea of a good weekend is to dig in a few dozen bulbs, turn the compost pile, pull weeds for a couple of hours and fill the car twice with new annuals from the nursery. He grew up in Louisville, Ky. His gardening was limited to growing parsley and impatiens on the windowsill of Manhattan walkups until the mid-1990s when he bought a rundown old chicken farm on 8 acres in the Hudson Valley. Now he spends his weekends chasing deer, hacking away at invasive shrubs and vines and wondering why he doesn't have more meadow and less lawn.

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