Friday, August 28, 2009

Grey to Green Festival

Since the Regional Learning Network graced my inbox this morning, another plug for the Grey to Green Festival:

Wick Park, Youngstown, Ohio
11am Keynote presentation
3pm Panel discussion

For more details visit the Regional Learning Network don't want to miss this!

Will Allen, founder of Growing Power and one of the world’s foremost experts on urban farming, is the keynote speaker at the Grey to Green Festival in Wick Park in Youngstown on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Allen, recipient of the 2008 MacArthur Genius Award and recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, will speak at 11 a.m. in the pavilion in Wick Park.

Allen will also participate in a panel discussion, “Economics, ‘Food Racism’ and Urban Agriculture,” at 3 p.m. in the Unitarian Church across from the park.

The appearance is sponsored by Grow Youngstown, Youngstown State University and the Raymond John Wean Foundation.

The Grey to Green Festival features entertainment, educational exhibits, children’s activities, “green” vendors, healthy food, a Farmers Market, Magic Carpet Theater, composting, artists, energy assessment activities, recycled products and a Wick Park historic tour. Wick Park is located across from Stambaugh Stadium on Fifth Avenue in Youngstown.

For more information on Allen, visit Or, visit the Growing Power Web site at

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