The Urban Food Hub concept consists of: food production, food preparation, food distribution, and waste and wastewater management to address food insecurity. As the world’s population increases and cities, in particular, continue to grow in size, we must meet the food and water security needs of urban populations. Urban Food Hubs are now being implemented across the 8 Wards of the District of Columbia, including the newly built East Capitol Urban Farm in Ward 7. The original peer-reviewed Urban Food Hubs research article, authored by CAUSES Dean Sabine O'Hara, was published in Solutions Journal.
A Twitter Town Hall, like a public meeting or seminar, gives participants an opportunity to engage in a Q&A session over Twitter - a digital public forum. Research and Extension specialists from the four universities will be responding to your questions as they come in. The town hall will occur from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. ET. The easiest way to participate is to tweet a question to @AGisAmerica and include the hashtag #AGisChat in your tweet. We will begin answering questions starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. ET. Submit your questions here!
Research and extension experts from each institution will answer questions about youth development, drones, health, nutrition, urban agriculture, and more. You don't want to miss it!