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March Forum: Urban Agriculture

February 23, 2016

Agriculture is booming across the five boroughs – from rooftops in North Brooklyn to hydroponic greenhouses in Jamaica, Queens; farms on Randall’s Island and Battery Park; school yards filled with raised beds and GreenThumb gardens dotting the map; and produce being grown on top of and inside of restaurants and culinary programs. It is an exciting time to be a farmer in the city. But what does it take to make these projects a long-term reality? What is the feasibility for commercial or even personal production in a city where there is always competition for land and resources?


The Brooklyn Grange in LIC, Queens

The Brooklyn Grange in LIC, Queens

Join us at this month’s forum where experienced urban growers will discuss their projects and the challenges and opportunities inherent in urban agriculture in New York City.


Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Place: Knoll Showroom

1330 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019


Click here to register!


Our speakers will include:

Onika Abraham, Director, Farm School NYC

Jason Green, CEO + Cofounder, Edenworks

Gwen Schantz, Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer, Brooklyn Grange

Nick Storrs, Urban Farm Manager, Randall’s Island Park Alliance



Posted by Vikki Syrov in Blog, Monthly Forum

Don’t Miss the BuildingEnergy Boston 2016 Conference

By: F. L. Andrew Padian

andy PadianIt may be hard to believe, but NESEA’s Building Energy Conference is less than 2 weeks away, March 8-10.  Yes, another year has passed.  We’re sending you a heads up on five session to see at a minimum.  There are other reasons to come, but these are mine.  To sweeten the pot, NESEA has created a special promotion code for you to use. With this code:  FRIENDOFNESEA (note that this code is case sensitive), your friends and colleagues will receive $25 off the non-member workshop, conference and trade show pass pricing (this does not include NESEA Night). The code should be entered into the “discount code” field at the top of the registration page.


Tuesday, March 8 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:  Diagnosing and Air Sealing Large Commercial and Institutional Buildings

The always interesting, informative and entertaining Larry Harmon’s air sealing in commercial buildings session should be on your calendar. Larry’s session will focus on both air leakage and thermal deficiencies.  He’ll discuss how, when, where and why to test; how to determine if there is a problem; how to fix what is found and finally, how to test again to be sure the problem was solved.  In addition to the building science nitty gritty, topics will include how to choose appropriate materials, safety/OSHA considerations and how to ensure a quality installation.


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