24/05/2018 - 11:30

Green Week - Innovations in Urban Agriculture

  • 24/05/2018 - 11:30
Recent innovations in vertical farming and methods such as hydroponics and recycling of water and nutrients has stimulated interest in urban agriculture. Presentations will explore case studies of systems and technologies, and the current trends in urban agriculture. Registration is free to the event, and will include a buffet lunch and networking opportunity.   Meeting Schedule:  09:30     Registration and welcome 10:00     Introduction, Sessions moderator Stephen Fox, Panliska ltd 10:15     Christine Zimmermann-Loess, Chairwoman of the Association for Vertical Farming 10:30     Ine Pertry from INAGRO on key developments in rooftop greenhouses 10:45     Trine Hvoslef-Eide from Norwegian University of Life Science on pilot actions within H2020 project SiEUGreen 11.00     Rhydian Beynon-Davies from Gs Fresh on lighting innovations in Horticulture 11:15     Coffee and networking 11:45     Laura Vickers from Harper Adams University and David Booth from the University of Birmingham on resource efficiency in urban agriculture 12:00     Alex Fisher, Founder and CEO of Saturn Bioponics on hydroponic science and technology potential to increase yields, improve quality and reduce production costs 12:15     Igor Kos from WCYCLE Institute Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia) on EU Urban Initiative project “Urban Soil4 Food” and experiences ofMaribor on initiatives related to the Circular Economy 12.30     Ian Mell from Manchester University on urban agriculture from a greening, planning and citizen engagement perspective 12:45 Conclusions and wrap up 13:00 Lunch and networking 14:00 Meeting close   Organisers: Harper Adams University and the University of Birmingham