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CEAC: Growing solutions for tomorrow


March 23, 2010
By Dave Harrison

March 23, 2010, Tucson, AZ – The
University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Centre
presents Growing
Solutions for Tomorrow, meeting today’s public demand for sustainable
and
economical food production.



March 23, 2010, Tucson, AZ – The
University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Centre presents Growing
Solutions for Tomorrow, meeting today’s public demand for sustainable and
economical food production. Beginning April 5th and continuing through April
9th, participants will learn the key elements and many of the finer points of
growing fruits and vegetables in high and low technology greenhouses.

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Whether for commercial or personal
production, controlled environment agriculture makes locally grown food a
reality. Reducing the time between harvest and consumption produces better food
quality. Can food be produced on rooftops and vacant city lots? Should high
schools implement greenhouses into their science curricula? Find out as Jenn
Nelkin of Gotham Greens, a company based in New York City (providing premium
quality, pesticide-free vegetables and herbs grown in rooftop greenhouses using
renewable energy and captured rainwater) presents “Getting Started in Urban Farming: Advantages and
Challenges,” and Tim Blank, from Future Growing, LLC discusses “Bringing the
Farm to the City: from Rooftops to Restaurants.”

For the complete short course
itinerary, including speakers, topics, demonstrations, workshops and field
trips, view the website http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac
and navigate to “click here for more
information” under the greenhouse short course section.


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