2010 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 08:48:26 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Food Systems 101 on-line seminar July 29, 2010
Food Systems 101: Learning to Create Healthier Communities and Local Economies

Sponsored by US EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

July 29, 2010, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, EDT

Since the inception of the brownfields program, communities, mayors and local officials, non-profit organizations, funders and private sector partners have recognized the opportunities of creating a community asset on a former brownfields property. Agricultural and local food examples include using cleaning or creating new community gardens, urban farms, greenhouses, as well as creating farmer's markets, supermarkets, even a food bank. In the last several years, the EPA Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, our State and Tribal partners, grantees and a range of community partners have been helping us to strengthen these efforts by providing technical support and assistance to communities interested in and engaged in urban agriculture and forging new partnerships with the broader planning, community economic development and public health community to identify how brownfields and land revitalization can contribute to expanding urban agricultural activities as well as link with growing food system planning efforts to improve community access to safe, affordable healthy food as one step toward creating healthier communities and local economies.

Learn more about food systems planning, economic development, and the public health dimension of local food so we continue to explore how brownfield and land revitalization can help communities forge local food connections.

For more information and to register, go to


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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