CANCELLED - ULI Idaho: Food for Thought - Urban Farming


2022-10-12T17:30:00 - 2022-10-12T19:00:00

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    Pond Street Farm TBA street address Boise, ID 83705 United States

    **This program has been postponed- please check back for future timing announcements** 

    The Treasure Valley is experiencing dramatic changes in order to meet the demand of a rapidly growing population. Our local agricultural economy and community is no exception.

    Please join us for a tour of Global Gardens (Pond Street location) and our inaugural panel conversation around the importance of locally sourced food and thriving community gardens and green spaces in the face of a fast-changing urban landscape.

    Speakers include:  

    Dave Krick - Dave Krick is a founding partner in Bittercreek Alehouse, Diablo & Sons and Red Feather Lounge restaurants with a focus on products from our local food system. Along with the restaurant businesses, Dave is active in our local non-profit community; he currently serves as board President for City of Good and FARE Idaho (an advocacy group for Idaho’s small-scale independent restaurants, farms, food and beverage businesses) and is a community board member for The Boise Farmers Market.


    Ariel Agenbroad - Ariel Agenbroad serves southwest Idaho as a University of Idaho Extension educator in community food systems, urban horticulture and small farms. She is committed to helping individuals and communities grow. Her areas of specialization include home and market vegetable production, direct marketing of small farm products, organics and gardening with youth. Since summer 2015, her focus has turned to community food systems in the greater Boise metropolitan area, particularly working around issues related to hunger relief, farmers' markets, small scale food processing, farm to school programs and community gardening.


    Rabiou Manzo - Rabiou leads Global Gardens, which supports and works with the Treasure Valley’s refugee and immigrant communities through local, urban farming and gardening. Rabiou grew up farming with his family in Niger before immigrating to Russia and then to the U.S., settling in Nampa with his wife and two daughters. Rabiou earned a Master of Science in Veterinary Science from the National Agricultural University of Kiev, Ukraine, and a second master’s from the University of Idaho in Animal Physiology. Rabiou is fluent in six languages, DOJ accredited in immigration law, certified as a trauma healing facilitator and has been an instructor at Boise State University.


    Lisa Duplessie – Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge as the City of Boise’s Superintendent of Open Spaces. Prior to her role has superintendent, Lisa led the Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) as its executive director. BUGS is a City program teaches as many as 10,000 kids per year about best practices in gardening – with a core focus on sustainability and community building. Her commitment to education and serving our community runs deep, as Lisa served the Boise Public Market for 10 years as the executive director and is one of our city’s primary resources in creating sustainable, community centric green spaces, gardens, and more.