SPUR Young Urbanists: Conversations on urban farming

"To what extent can we support a community’s food and health needs
through urban farming? Join Shakirah Simley of Slow Jams, Brooke
Budner
and Caitlyn Galloway of Little City Gardens, and the
San José-based Village Harvest — organizations that not only grow their
own food, but also facilitate distribution within their communities.
This event is generously sponsored by the Koret Foundation."

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