Sustainability Café on September 24 will explore urban sustainable food production

09/24/2012

Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, September 24th will feature Miles Crettien ‘09 from VertiCulture and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House discussing “Sustainable Food Production in NYC: A Focus on Aquaponics. The Sustainability Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar.

Miles Crettien ’09 has an extensive background in horticultural design, propagation, and research. At IC, he studied Environmental Science and Business Management and focused his research on the mechanisms behind plant defenses and biofuel production. Miles has led numerous initiatives to promote the practice of urban agriculture in NYC, including sustainable agriculture consulting firm and assembling the team of engineers and agriculture professionals for his most recent aquaponics project, VertiCulture. Miles is currently the Coordinator of Healthy Foods and Wellness at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, a non-profit organization in New York City, where he established three rooftop gardens for use by clients and staff.

This event is free and open to the public.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2012 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at mbrown@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3787. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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