An inspirational, truly diverse gathering at Growing Power Urban Agriculture Conference.
Will Allen was a generous host to 500+ farmers, NGOs, city planners and activists for a weekend of great info and great local food. Winona La Duke made a fabulous keynote featuring the quotation from her father: “You're pretty smart and formally educated, but I don't want to hear your philosophy until you can grow some corn!” Also Fritz Haeg made a great presentation closing with his newest focus on compost as artmaking. He revealed a recent op-ed that he wrote suggesting that the White House establish the “national compost pile” — to be placed at the FRONT DOOR of the White House!
Austin Green Art's art projects were well received and we met some great kids from Added Value in Brooklyn, and Leo from Grown in Omaha, and Leah Gauthier, a green art professor from Butler University.
Join us Saturday, September 18 at 11am for Pancakes and the Low-down!
MAP to AGA near Camp Mabry.