Climate Smart Communities Webinar: Urban Agriculture

Department of Environmental Conservation
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Dear Climate Smart Community Leader: 


Our Climate Smart Communities webinar entitled Urban Agriculture will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM.


As more communities focus on the importance of sustainability, the practice of urban agriculture, which strives to make food “local” through the cultivation of vacant land, turning roof tops and balconies into gardens and open space livestock grazing is rapidly increasing. The practice of urban agriculture can serve as both a climate change mitigation strategy, by reducing food miles, and adaptation, by enhancing food security and urban resilience.

During this Climate Smart Communities webinar, representatives of Hone Strategic LLC and the Pace Law School Land Use Law Center will explore the barriers to urban food production and examine ways that CSCs can address them through comprehensive planning and zoning. Staff from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will also discuss technical and financial support for urban agriculture.

The webinar will be accessible to anyone via an Internet connection and telephone. Webinar participants must use the telephone call-in number; no audio signal will be transmitted over the Internet.

To join the webinar, go to, click the “Join a meeting” button and enter Conference ID 58089 in the “Meeting Login” screen. On your telephone, dial 1-866-394-2346 and enter conference call code 1982360347# when prompted. 

Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at or 518-402-8323.  In the event that we have to cancel or postpone this webinar respondents will be notified.

Information on the Climate Smart Communities program is available at 

Office of Climate Change
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 9th Floor
Albany, New York 12233
(518) 402-8448