Wave Hill Horticultural Lecture #2 Annie Novak: The Future of Farming
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Wave Hill Horticultural Lectures are devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. This year’s distinguished lecturers offer a walk down memory lane. But these presentations are not simply an indulgence in nostalgia, because the past strongly informs the present in the three subjects we address. Hear from the front lines of the urban farm movement, as Annie Novak, founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork non-profit for food education, explains how city farmers are learning from the lessons of agricultural history, even as they incorporate their own innovations on rooftops. 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. The final lecture in this series takes place March 13. Reservations recommended, online at www.wavehill.org or by calling 718.549.3200 x216.