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Summer 2013 MetroAg Webcasts

Please join us for the July 2013 webcast! If you missed one of our Global Innoversity webcasts watch the recordings below or visit the webcast archive for a full list of available recordings.

Made in Holland: The Netherlands from a Metropolitan Perspective
Offered by the Global Innoversity

Wednesday, July 10 | 8 AM EDT
by Mariët van Haaster-de Winter, LEI Wageningen UR, Netherlands


Eating in the ‘Little Red Dot’: Singapore Searches for Food Security in the Face of Land Scarcity
Offered by the Global Innoversity

by Dr. J. Jackson Ewing, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore


Metropolitan Agriculture Challenges in Johannesburg
Offered by the Global Innoversity

by Naude Malan & Angus Campbell, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


Metropolitan Agriculture Challenges in Nairobi
Offered by the Global Innoversity

by Francis Wambalaba, PhD & Maina Muniafu, PhD, United States International University, Nairobi

MetroAg Course Wrap-Up

The first Metropolitan Agriculture Open Online course is officially complete! Thank you for your participation in the course. If  you missed the course but are still interested in the topic, all of the course materials and webcasts are available in the Course Archives.

A new monthly webinar series will begin in July. Find more information here.

To receive notifications on other upcoming webinars and courses please enter your contact information in the following form: MetroAg Contact Form.

Following you will find two great resources for Metropolitan Agriculture:

We hope to see you online at a future online webinar or course!

MetroAg Webcast Series Announced

We are kicking off a new, monthly webcast series to showcase the Innovation Projects
that were submitted by participants of the Spring 2012 MetroAg Open Online Course. We invite you to be a part of this forum for them to present, discuss and receive live feedback on their projects which range from:

  • re-purposing railroad platforms in Mumbai for organic food markets
  • teaching sustainable gardening in schools in Sao Paulo
  • educating Michigan urban dwellers on the importance of farming
  • advancing food security in South Africa

This ongoing monthly series will feature the projects of community members from around the world. Each webcast will include a presentation from the project lead, response from Michigan State University and MetroAg faculty, and an open discussion with the participants.

Click here for more details and the full webcast schedule.

Resources and Recording from July 9 Webcast

Thanks to all who joined us for today’s webcast on initiatives to bring sustainable agriculture curriculum into schools! The presentations generated a great discussion, and we encourage you to continue sharing your ideas and comments on our Facebook page.

If you were unable to join today’s webcast, you can view the archived recording at anytime.

Additionally, below is a list of resources relevant to today’s topic:

We look forward to exploring another project on Monday, August 13. For details, click here.