Talk and Tour hosted by Slow Food Buffalo at Common Roots and Wilson Street Urban Farms

Slow Food Buffalo is hosting an event at the Common Roots and Wilson Street Urban farms on Monday, May23rd, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

The event will feature:

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John Deibel, an agronomist who leads the Buffalo Foodscaping Project. Deibel will talk about the organization and their activities in creating edible gardens in homeowner’s yards.

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Terra Dumas, of the Common Roots Farm. Dumas will talk about the farm, her participation in the USDA/NRCS Hoophouse Project, and talk about the Farmer Pirates organization, comprised of a group of like minded urban farmers who work together to pool resources to farm it more efficiently in an urban setting.


Mark and Janice Stevens who operate the Wilson Street Farm will talk about their farm and the different systems they use for growing.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, May 23 at 6 PM – 8 PM | Program begins promptly

Common Roots Urban Farm | 124 Coit St, Buffalo, New York 14206

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6:00 PM Convene at the Common Roots Farm, Corner of Peckham and Coit Streets

Introductions: John Deibel – Buffalo Foodscaping Project

Terra Dumas – Common Roots Farm tour, the Farmer Pirates, the Farmer Pirates Compost Crew

6:45 PM Travel to the Wilson Street Farm, Wilson Street. Mark and Janice Stevens and Family Farm history, crops being grown, view different cropping systems

7:30-8:00 Adjourn

Event is free with a suggested $5.00 donation.

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