TOFGA 2021 Virtual Conference
Topic Based Farm Tour: Urban Farming
1/26/2021 - Tuesday - 5:30 to 6:45 PM CST
We explore urban farming in Texas cities with tours at Dobbin-Kauv Garden Farm on the eastside of Austin, TX and Garcia Street Urban Farm in San Antonio, TX. We discuss the logistics, special considers, and community relevance of urban food production and will have a lively Q&A with the farmers who are making it happen.
Tiffany Washington is a Service Disabled Combat Veteran and mother of four, who began farming 3 years ago to help heal from her battle with PTSD. As a new and beginning farmer Tiffany has helped open the narrative for local Black farmers in and around Austin, Texas. Her successful crowdfunding campaign in 2020 and her candid conversation helped propel Ms. Washington and her farm, Dobbin-Kauv Garden Farm, into the spotlight as a rising force in Urban Agriculture across Texas.
Jovanna Lopez is the Community Connector Coordinator and Farmer at Garcia Street Farm. She strives to ensure community is connected to not only the farm but resources that may help families in need.
Cecile Parrish grew up gardening in San Antonio and has worked on farms across the country for the last 10 years. Currently, she is an Urban Agriculture Coordinator for Eco Centro at San Antonio College and Garcia St. Urban Farm. She attended Warren Wilson College to study environmental science with a focus in sustainable agriculture. Now back in San Antonio, she is putting her effort towards expanding urban agriculture opportunities in the city and helping build educational green spaces for community to interact with food production and the natural world.