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Join the Urban Agriculture Working Group for our 4th Annual Urban Ag Conference! This year, the conference will be held at World of Inquiry School #58 on Saturday, May 4th, from 10am to 4pm. The conference is a day for community and home gardeners, educators, and leaders in Rochester to connect and celebrate urban agriculture! The conference offers several opportunities to connect with community gardens. Join us for workshops, discussions, tabling sessions, a seed swap, and more!

We are so excited to offer a Rain Barrel Construction Workshop for a second year in a row! Please note that there will be an additional $20 fee for materials costs. There are 20 spots available!

But wait, there’s more! Everyone is welcome to participate in guided urban ag tours in two Rochester neighborhoods! Transportation for 20 people per tour will be provided courtesy of the City of Rochester; participants are welcome to follow in their own vehicle. We expect to return to the conference by 4:10pm.

Are you a teacher working with school gardens? For the second year, Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York is offering a full-day, Sustainable School Gardens Teacher Training Workshop! Please note that this workshop will occur simultaneously with the general conference. However, you will join the other participants for the lunch hour, as well as the tabling sessions and seed swaps before and after the workshops. RCSD Professional Development credit is available!

To purchase your ticket, please click the “Register” button on this page and follow the prompts. Please be sure to fill out the Ticket Holder Information, as well as the Additional Information section regarding ticketing information. You do not need to have an account on GiveEffect in order to register for this event!

No one will be turned away for lack of funds: if you would like a scholarship to participate in the conference, please email startdigging@rocurbangardens.org, and we will send you a promo code for free admission. Please note, that we are unable to offer scholarships for the rain barrel workshop at this time.

Interested in volunteering at the conference?
Please indicate your interest in your ticketing information and we will follow up with you.

We can't wait to see you there!

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In Support of Foodlink

Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. We serve as the hub of the emergency food system across a 10-county service area. As a leading public health organization, Foodlink administers many programs and initiatives that aim to build the health and wealth of communities.

We provide food assistance through the safe storage and distribution of emergency food to our network of food bank members and community partners. We build healthier communities through innovative programs that create new access points to nutritious foods and empower people to make healthy choices. We drive change through bold career empowerment initiatives and advocacy for a more just, equitable food system.

Learn more about how we are transforming lives and creating healthy futures for every community we serve at www.FoodlinkNY.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @foodlinkny.



Covers the cost of a new family joining Foodlink's community garden at the Lexington Avenue Urban Farm.



Allows Foodlink's nutrition education team to conduct a Cooking Matters at the Store tour in a low-income community.



Provides a child with a free bag of food to take home EVERY weekend throughout the school year through the BackPack Program.



Provides a month's worth of meals for Rochester children attending after-school programs.



Purchases 10 Curbside Market Bundles, which contain twice the value of produce than if purchased at the grocery store.



Provides 75 meals for those in need within our 10-county service area.