Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit to take place in April

Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit to take place in April
VIRGINIA BEACH—The fourth Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit will bring together urban farmers, gardeners, foodies, policymakers and government leaders to learn more about one of agriculture’s fasting-growing sectors.

The summit will be held April 23-25 at the Founders Inn and Spa and will include workshops on a variety of topics.

Participants will hear keynote remarks from Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, Virginia commissioner of agriculture and consumer services; Duron Chavis, manager of community engagement for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond; Shelley Blades, farm manager and executive director of Lynchburg Grows; and Curtis Moody, community garden coordinator for Moody Street Garden of Newport News.

The summit also will include tours of local school gardens, community gardens, greenhouses and farmers’ markets.

Registration is $150 and is limited to 150 registrants. For more information and to register, visit ext.vsu.edu/vuas-conference-venue.

Media: Contact Michelle Olgers, Virginia State University marketing & communications, at 804-524-6964.


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