On Saturday, February 27th, City Growers will be hosting a first-of-its-kind conference: The City Growers’ Education Conference!

The City Growers Education Conference (CGEC) will engage educators in a day-long event geared towards facilitating conversations around urban farm education best practices, and creating links between educators, farmers, community gardeners, public employees and funders in New York City. Through farm education, we aim to create myriad opportunities for youth to meaningfully interact with the natural world and reconnect with food’s origin from the earth.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will be delivering the keynote address. Organizations and educators from around the city, including Just Food, GrowNYC, The Horticulture Society, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens Botanic Gardens, New York Restoration Project and The DOE Environmental Study Center will be leading a variety of panels and workshops centered around food and farm education in an urban setting. Learn how to incorporate farm and food based education into your classroom curriculum, or elevate your existing knowledge and practices with some more in depth experience.

The conference will be held at the Academy of Arts and Letters at 225 Adelphi St., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn from 9am to 3pm. Registration is $5 and includes breakfast and lunch by Dig Inn. For further information and to register, please visit citygrowers.org/city-growers-education-conference/.