Carl Pickens Lecture: Urban Agriculture
Time & Location
About the Event
Please join us for our first event of 2021 - an interesting and thought provoking lecture by Carl Pickens
Livestream link here - https://youtu.be/L-w_X4ij4os
In 2019, landscape architect Carl Pickens was awarded a fellowship to study world-leading practice in urban agriculture projects and policies in Europe and the United Kingdom. His intention was to explore how urban agriculture is contributing to community resilience (economic, social, environmental) and food security in central and Western Europe - places where urban agriculture has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years. Also to explore how these projects relate to a New Zealand context and what lessons might be applied here.
Find out about the projects he visited, which included a visionary rooftop farm in Antwerps Green Quarter; a CSA 20 minutes by bike from central Amsterdam; an edible town in northern England; a project enabled by the Parisculteurs municipal growing initiative; and a quirky farm in coastal Oslo where the community has built a building in the form of a viking ship (they bake bread there).
Carl Pickens is a landscape architect / organic grower and principal of Carl Pickens Landscape Architects. His particular interests include sustainability of all kinds, permaculture, food production and security, native plants and ecology, and working closely with local communities (to enhance all these things).
FREE for GDS members, $10 for non-members. Wine, water and nibbles available. Wine $5 per glass (cash only)
We are investigating the option of making this lecture available online and will let you know when/if this is possible.
Mix and mingle
1 hour 15 minutes