Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit set for mid-April in Lynchburg

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 25, 2014 – Communities across the country are realizing important social, health and nutrition, economic, and aesthetic benefits from incorporating urban farming and food production into their planning processes and redevelopment strategies.

Community stakeholders are invited to explore these benefits and the importance of urban agriculture programs during the Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit to be held April 15-16 at the Holiday Inn Lynchburg.

The summit is an opportunity for community members and agriculture stakeholders to come together to take a more in-depth look at urban agriculture in the Commonwealth of Virginia — past, present, and future — along with its many challenges and opportunities.

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