A once barren rooftop at Fenway Park last year yielded 4,000 pounds of produce for urban farmers. Photo courtesy Green City Growers
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Lowell Lecture

The Future of Food? An Urban Answer.

Date & Time

March 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Driving Directions


James Miner, Principal of urban design and planning at Sasaki Associates in Watertown, has focused much of his practice on creating more sustainable communities for future generations. Miner lectures and writes extensively on the various ways in which local food can be used to promote economic development and other advantages. Joining the Cambridge Forum discussion will be Jessie Banhazl, founder and CEO of Green City Growers, who over the past five years has proven that sustainable agriculture can be both healthy and profitable. Last year, she planted a barren rooftop at Fenway Park and it yielded 4,000 pounds of produce for urban farmers. By growing fresh food in the most unlikely places, Jessie is helping change people's perception of what is possible by launching her own rooftop farming revolution.

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Mart Stack (director@cambridgeforum.org, 617 495-2727)

Climate change has forced us to rethink our options about many things, including how and where we grow our food.