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Horticultural Lecture: Annie Novak on The Future of Farming


New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, Manhattan

Wave Hill Horticultural Lectures are devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. This year’s distinguished lecturers offer a walk down memory lane. But these presentations are not simply an indulgence in nostalgia, because the past strongly informs the present in the three subjects we address. Hear from the front lines of the urban farm movement, as Annie Novak, founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork non-profit for food education and Manager of the New York Botanical Gardens' Edible Academy, explains how city farmers are learning from the lessons of agricultural history, even as they incorporate their own innovations on rooftops. A lifelong vegetarian and passionate advocate for ecology within good agriculture, Novak is cofounder and farmer of the nation’s first greenroof vegetable farm, the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn, New York. The final lecture  in this series takes place March 13.

Series: $48 Member, Student/$60 General. Individual lectures: $20 Member, Student/$25 General. Reservations for this event are now closed.

This lecture takes place at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street in Manhattan.

Photo credit: Adam Golfer

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