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Hear about the growth of Brooklyn’s urban farming movement

Brooklyn Law School's Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship is leading a panel discussion next month that looks interesting.

Baby arugula sprouts on floating burlap rafts. (Photo by Tyler Woods)

Farming is becoming big business in the city. Companies like Gotham Greens, the Brooklyn Grange and Newark’s AeroFarms are producing crops in urban space, and startups like Agrilyst and Re-Nuble are building services to help urban and indoor farmers. But what regulatory hurdles do they face? What are the legal implications of farming in the middle of a city?

Next month, City Council members and the office of the Brooklyn Borough President will join for a panel discussion at Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship.

The talk will “feature industry leaders and policy experts who will explore the technology and market forces driving innovation in urban agriculture, and chart a legislative path forward to expand existing policy, foster the creation of food production growth opportunities in local communities, and nurture thriving new agriculture businesses,” according to the organization.

The program is Thursday, April 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Companies: Brooklyn Law School
Series: Brooklyn

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