Commercial Urban Farming in Chicago: Meeting Fresh Food Needs for a Resilient City

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Testa Produce, 4555 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60609
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Join USGBC-Illinois to explore how the Chicago urban agriculture zoning ordinance has paved the way for commercial farming enterprises that provide fresh food, promote good health, create economic diversity, build neighborhoods, and have led to a more sustainable and resilient city. 

Our diverse panel of experts represents different approaches to urban farming and part of the infrastructure that provides and delivers our produce.  The panel will explain how the infrastructure for urban food distribution is being affected by local growing and will highlight potential future opportunities and new applications for commercial urban agriculture. 

The venue is at Testa Produce’s unique headquarters and distribution center; optional tours of the facility will be offered prior to program at 4:30 PM. The presentation will begin at 6:00 PM.

Attending the presentation portion of this program will qualify for 1.5 AIA and GBCI CE hours.  Attending the tour prior to the program will qualify for an additional 1.0 GBCI hour.


Agenda:

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Tours (optional)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking & Registration (beverages and light appetizers will be served)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Presentation and Q&A


Speakers:
  • Brad Roback, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Chicago
  • Peter Testa, President, Testa Produce
  • Viraj Puri, CEO and Co-founder, Gotham Greens
  • Molly Meyer, Co-founder, The Roof Crop
  • Megan Klein, President, FarmedHere
Registration:
USGBC-Illinois Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00

Thank You to our Event Host & Drink Sponsor:



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We are looking for sponsors to support this event and initiative.  Please contact Joan Martin at (312) 245-8300 x205 for more details.

This event is non-refundable

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