Urban Agriculture advocates active in Sherbrooke

By Gordon Lambie
Urban Agriculture advocates active in Sherbrooke

Ville Nourricière, Sherbrooke’s annual urban agriculture conference, will be taking place this year on August 7 at its usual venue of the Granada Theatre. Between 2pm and 6pm the downtown venue will play host to a series of talks and workshops on local and international projects that are working to increase the amount of food grown in urban environments.

“Every dollar spent on local produce is a dollar used directly by our economy,” said Laurence-Olivier Néron, Partnership and Business Development Director with the Ville Nourricière initiative and coordinator of the annual event. “There are not many things that we purchase where all of the money spent remains in the local economy. Food can be one of these things.”

Read the full story in Thursday’s Record.

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