Keynote Address: Rise & Root Farm

Introductory music by Abu Talib and Friends

Remarks by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer


Trading In Our Metrocards for Tractors: A Story in Six Parts

Rise & Root Farm is a cooperatively run farm in the Black Dirt Region of Orange County, New York. The founders are six strong women, teachers, leaders, learners and growers who are deeply rooted in NYC, and who have dedicated their lives to increasing the number of people eating and growing good food. After many years of working with community gardens and urban farms in NYC and beyond, they came together with a common dream: to continue their food justice work by growing food and community beyond the city boundaries, and to accomplish more together than any one individual could do on their own. 

Plenary & Keynote