Excursion No. 10: Grow

How does urban food and plant production sustain us, impact community development, and contribute to the economic vitality of people and neighborhoods? We explored several models of small and large scale agricultural production in Manchester. We toured the professional greenhouses of the Drew Mathieson Center and make a hydroponic vessel out of a soda bottle. Then we metĀ up with students from the Manchester Academic Charter School for a tour and presentation of their garden. Our last stop was Manchester Farms, a large community garden.

Location 1: Drew Mathieson Center

Location 2: Airplane Garden of the Manchester Academic Charter School

Location 3: Manchester Farms

Date: July 16, 2016

Time: 10:30am – 4:00 pm