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Green Cities

Jun 19, 2017

Wes looks to Boston, where a clean harbor and a growing urban agriculture initiative are turning the city into a prime example of what a Green City can look like. The first half of the show focuses on urban agriculture; Wes talks with Green City Growers, the company responsible for implementing a vegetable garden on top of Fenway Park. Back in Baltimore, Wes talks with the Farm Alliance of Baltimore and The Baltimore Orchard Project. Wes addresses some of the dark sides of urban agriculture, speaking with the International Research Center on Sustainability in Paris. Finally, Wes looks to our city’s harbors – speaking with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, and then with Blue Water Baltimore. Urban agriculture is not without challenges – so when it comes to sustainability, what can we learn from the other city by the bay? 

Guests on this program include:

Fred Laskey, Executive Director of Massachusetts Water Resources Authority 

Jessie Banhazl, CEO and Founder of Green City Growers

Francois Mancebo, director of the International Research Center of Sustainability

Crystal Forman, Interim Executive Director & Market Manager at the Farm Alliance of Baltimore

Gwen Kokes, stewardship coordinator at the Baltimore Orchard Project

Carl Simon, Interim Executive Director at Blue Water Baltimore