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The primary episode of the City Greenhouse Talks launched – City Ag Information


Wageningen, 14 February 2022 / Wageningen College & Analysis The primary episode of the podcast “City Greenhouse Talks” is airing on 14 February 2022 and shall be accessible on PodBean channel. This five-episode podcast collection explores the world of city farming by the lens of the City Greenhouse Problem#3, a global pupil competitors organised by Wageningen College & Analysis.

Within the first episode, hosts Renee Snijders and Ed Smit look again on the origins of the City Greenhouse Problem and look at how city farming has modified within the final 10 years. They interview the godfather of the competitors, Prof. Gert Spaargaren (WUR), the ‘mind’ behind the third, social-impact version, Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck (WUR) and Henry Gordon Smith, who’s CEO and founding father of Agritecture (one of many companions of the Problem). 

This section may even take a look at the way forward for city farming. The visitors will talk about the position of meals innovation in relation to social innovation and the worth of native communities as a part of new developments within the sector. “Greenhouses must match the society’s wants”, factors out Dr.Wertheim-Heck, an argument supported by Prof. Spaargaren’s commentary that “the meals agenda ought to observe the social agenda.” Henry Gordon-Smith will share examples of city farming initiatives that efficiently meet social wants. 

The primary episode of the podcast goals to encourage the members within the City Greenhouse Problem and concrete farming professionals to rethink city meals manufacturing. As a substitute of focusing purely on technical and monetary elements, the podcast invitations everybody to incorporate social impression within the equation. 

“City Greenhouse Talks” is produced by Wageningen College & Analysis in collaboration with Eat This. It goals to channel the experience from varied leaders within the city farming sector.

Hyperlink to hearken to/ obtain the episode

What’s the “City Greenhouse Problem #3”?

The City Greenhouse Problem is a global pupil competitors that goals to catalyse innovation in city farming. The third version of the Problem focuses on creating an city farm idea that ensures year-round sustainable and reasonably priced meals manufacturing whereas additionally producing revenue for the native residents of Ward 7, a neighbourhood in Washington DC, USA. Learn extra concerning the City Greenhouse Problem.

About WUR Scholar Challenges:

Wageningen College & Analysis organises Challenges for college students worldwide and helps WUR groups that take part in pupil competitions through WUR Scholar Challenges. These challenges pose a singular and enriching alternative for college students to work on real-life issues and to make a distinction. Discover out extra concerning the alternatives for each college students and sponsoring enterprises.

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