Planting City Roots: Advising the Urban Agriculture Enterprise

Thursday, June 22, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time

The Oakland County Real Estate Committee presents a seminar addressing the opportunities and challenges facing urban farmers.


Speakers: Michael Score, Hantz Farms; Tyson Gersh, The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative; Greg Gamalski, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.


Course Description: What do backyard, roof-top and balcony gardens; community gardens in vacant lots and parks; roadside urban fringe agriculture; and livestock grazing in open space all have in common? They are all considered urban agriculture and they are likely coming to a city or suburb near you, if they haven’t already. Join us for an interactive discussion of the challenges faced by urban agriculture enterprises here in Michigan and to learn what you will need to be prepared to assist and advise those enterprises. Topics of discussion will include:

  • The case for welcoming agriculture to urban neighborhoods and communities
  • The legal and public policy issues facing urban agriculture enterprises large and small
  • Agrihoods: The latest trends in urban revitalization, from farm-to-table
  • Regulating medical marijuana growers under the revised Medical Marijuana Act


Early Registration (on or before 6/12/2017)
     ❏ $40 – OCBA Members 
     ❏ $30 – OCBA New Lawyers (P75866), Paralegals and Students
     ❏ $60 – All Non-Members

Registration (from 6/13/2017 and 6/21/2017)
     ❏ $50 – OCBA Members
     ❏ $40 – OCBA New Lawyers (P75866), Paralegals and Students
     ❏ $75 – All Non-Members

At the Door:
     ❏ $65 – OCBA Members
     ❏ $90 – All Non-Members

Registration: Register at Urban FarmingPre-registration is recommended since seating is limited. Pre-registration for this lecture ends June 21.





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