Next on: 26th November 2013, from 8pm
Venue: Mulberry Restaurant & Bar
9 Jalan Ampang (in the Ming Building Annexe, at the bottom of Bukit Nenas)
Hot on the heals of last month's first look at Sustainable Food, at Green Drinks this month we have a Pecha Kucha evening on Urban Farming.
The Urban Farming movement has exploded round the world over the last couple of decades with well-established individual and community edible gardening projects in virtually all the major cities in the world... supported by farmer's markets and the organic, locovere and other types of sustainable restaurant movements. This is, no doubt, the inevitable reaction to industrial agriculture and the centralisation of our food systems; urban migration and the population explosion; soil fertility depletion, climate change and other ecological deficits.
In Malaysia, the government began supporting urban food production (apparently) as a response to the 1990s economic downturn... and recently, University Putra Malaysia (formerly known as The Agricultural University of Malaysia ) declared itself spearheading urban agriculture in the country (http://mystar.my/myads/pdf_assets/2013/03/31/10988579001.pdf). Scepticism about the competency of our central government aside (need I mention the national feedlot scandal?!), the worldwide urban farming movement has been characterised primarily by informal, community-driven, bottom-up initiaitves.
So this month, we'll have a number of speakers who are doing just that in KL!
If you know anyone running an interesting project of this kind, please encourage them to join in at the Pecha Kucha evening this month. Post info on the event page or email me (email@example.com)
More information about the topic here and the list of who is going to be presenting will be added over the next couple of weeks.
Hope to see you there!
Anyone with an interest in local and international environmental and sustainability issues - all ages, backgrounds and groups - non-profits, academia, government, small business, big business, self-employed, volunteers, students, concerned citizens, curious people... and everything in between. T-Shirt or a suit, come as you are. Call in for 10 minutes or stay as long as you like. You don't even to have a drink to be a Green Drinker!
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The last Tuesday of every month, from 8pm
Mulberry Restaurant & Bar, 9 Jalan Ampang (in the Ming Building Annexe, at the bottom of Bukit Nenas)
FREE! No fees. Buy your own drinks... or practice the art of persuassion on a friend!
HOW IT WORKS:
Step 1: Arrive and get a drink and/or food.
Step 2: Mingle.
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These are always welcome. Please email one of the organisers. Join our Facebook Group... start and participate in discussions there.
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