A Gathering of Farmers

By Phyllis Odessey

March 16, 2012

I can think of nothing better than talking about farming… vegetables; both old and new, composting, biodiversity and the opportunity to meet new people in the field.  Eunyoung Sebazco (Horticulture Manager) and myself will be participating in the forum being held at the Horticultural Society on March 16th.
The event is organized by George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture and Public Programs for the Horticultural Society of New York.

The keynote speaker, will be Thomas Fox author of Urban Farming.
doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Hobby Farms Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press and the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, will walk every city and suburban dweller down the path of self susainability. Urban Farming will introduce readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetableful real estate.

This comprehensive volume will answer every up and coming urban farmer’s questions about how, what, where and why—a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his carbon footprint and grocery bill.”
from City Farmer News

About the Author:
Thomas Fox is a graduate of Fordham University and Fordham University School of Law. An early experience working at Hargrave Vineyard (now Castello di Borghese), Long Island’s pioneer winery, awakened in him an appreciation of the shared health of plants, animals, humans, and ecosystems. A former research editor at Reader’s Digest, Fox has been published in The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, The Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere. Fox lives with his family in New Jersey, where he is a full-time writer, part-time gardener, and sometime urban farmer.

IN ADDITION: The following people will be on the afternoon panel.
Annie Novak:  Growing Chefs Garden
Erika Brenner:  Dekalb Farm & Market
Britta Riley:  Windowfarms
Zach Pickens:  Riverpark Farm
and myself and Eunyoung Sebazco

Sounds like a great way to transition from the gray of winter to spring planting season.  See you there!


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