At first glance, one might wonder what a farm 40 minutes out of Albany, NY has to do with our two conferences at the heart of the movement for economic and social transformation in cities. But actually, it makes perfect sense. For starters, urban centres and their surroundings are interdependent, enmeshed together. Second, Soul Fire Farm itself is situated outside of the city but completely linked to it, as its mission is born from the needs and dreams of its urban community.
Great story from Chiang Mai, Thailand, where Supawut Boonmahathanakorn, a community architect who works on housing solutions, managed to get permission from the city to organise an urban farm.
As part of the ImpactFest that followed the Startupfest, Communautique and Percolab cooperative hosted a conversation about food self-sufficiency in Montréal, which probed best practices and experiences and explored the potential for food self-sufficiency and urban agriculture in cities, on Saturday, July 13, 2019.