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Radical Radish: Getting to the Root of Food in the Urban Environment - Gil Lopez

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Traditonal Nutriton Guild, Horticultural Society of New York and
Nourishing Cities, a worker owned edible landscaping company

Present the Full Circle Series: Moving From the Head to the Heart and the Hands

Radical Radish: Getting to the Root of Food in the Urban Environment with Gil Lopez

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Visionary, landscape designer, food producer, community builder
Gil A Lopez

After designing the American Dream for suburbanites in Central Florida, Gil moved to NYC with a mission, to become an expert in greenroofs and living walls. As he immersed himself in these innovative greening construction techniques, he has come to realize this is just more of the same. This evening Gil will talk about some of the dilemmas wrapped up in the profession of landscape design, architecture and infrastructure.
In his short time in New York Gil has cofounded a community farm in Queens and is currently bootstrapping Nourishing Cities, a worker cooperative offering regenerative and productive landscape services. Join us for a discussion of how to forge this path in the extreme urban environment that is New York City.

About Gil

Gil is a landscape designer from Mississippi who worked in Central Florida before moving to New York. Since relocating he has installed greenroofs, planted apple orchards at public schools, written about urban and food issues, worked in the renewable energy sector and was a project manager for Million Trees NYC. He teaches a Greenroof and Living Walls course at CUNY and has established an impressive guerrilla garden in Long Island City, Queens.

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The Full Circle Series: Moving From the Head to the Heart and the Hands

Intimate conversations with innovative critical thinkers addressing the present challenges of our social, environmental, and economic landscapes. The series’ theme is: bringing into being the world we want to live in now with a focus on localized efforts.

The speakers range from small, local farmers & food activists to journalists & radical educators.

Doors open 6pm, Evening begins promptly at 6:30
Moderated by KMO of the C-Realm podcast -

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Seating is limited
Online ticket prices:
$20 - General Admission
$10 – incomes up to $10,000
$15 - incomes from $10,001 - $15,000
$25 - Reserved Seating - Supports lower income attendees
$100 – subscription series – Any 6 Full Circle evenings
At the door all tickets - $30

Future Full Circle Speakers and dates:
Dec 14- Michael Goodwin on economix in pictures
Jan 11- Kathy McMahon of Peak Oil Blues - finding a way thru the dark
Feb 8- John Michael Greer on the magic of what’s real
Mar 8- Tiokasin Ghosthorse on indigenous ways
April 12- Shelley Morhaim and Penny McDougal on End of Life ritual
May 10- Ken Greene on our seedy legacy
Jun 14- John Ikerd “Small Farms are Real Farms”
Nov 9- Linda Tagliaferro on education for wisdom
Aug 9 - Melony Samuels - Bed Sty Campaign Against Hunger
....You’ll want to hear them all

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