I was hoping to have my interview up with Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, before this event, but she's been a tad bit busy. In any case, my husband and I will be attending an urban farming event tonight in Seattle if any of you locals are interested in going. Here are the details:
Essential Arts presents the 2nd edition of "Art+Agricuture" on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Washington Hall. The program, on urban farming, will feature author and farmer Novella Carpenter, along with topical songs by musical performer okanomodé.
Following Novella's reading and okanomodé's performance will be a group discussion on urban farming, food justice, and the intersection of creativity and change, led by Eddie Hill of GroundUp, Seattle Tilth, and Creatives 4 Community. Eddie will be joined by numerous farmers and community organizers as well as the featured artists.
The event will also include an "Urban Ag Bazaar" (with various organizations including Seattle Tilth's Gardener Hotline, Central Co-op, Seattle Urban Farm Co-op, Jefferson Park Food Forest, and others), and beer, wine, and healthy treats for sale.
For more information, visit Essential Arts and for ticket info, head on over to Brown Paper Tickets.
Hope to see you there!