Please check out the CNU Illinois & USGBC Illinois Edible Roof Event Thursday, October 30, 5:00-7:30pm at Kendall College that I'm helping out by moderating. Even though edible roofs are "cool", on the building side of things, on the food side, they're really really "hot". Edible local on site produce is almost as neat a trick as making your own beer on site.
Should be a great time and an informative evening. Please see below for more info:
CNU Illinois & USGBC Illinois Speaking Event
Thursday, October 30, 5:00-7:30pm
Kendall College Auditorium, 900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642
Please join co-hosts USGBC Illinois and CNU Illinois for an informative panel discussion exploring rooftops as an opportunity for urban agriculture. There can be many benefits to rooftop agriculture, including job creation, promotion of local food security,and a reduction on transportation impacts. In addition to being a "cool-roof" building strategy, rooftop agriculture can also contribute to achieving LEED-ND Credit 13 with “on site food production.” Ourthree panelists willshare their perspectives on achieving successful rooftop gardens at various scales: Urban Habitat Chicago will present the roof garden created for True Nature Foods; Uncommon Ground will share their journey to becoming the first certified organic rooftop farm in the US; and the largest farm-to-fork rooftop garden in Chicago and the Midwest, located on the West Building of McCormick Place, will be discussed by McCormick’sfood service provider, SAVOR…Chicago.Food law attorney, Richard Schell, will moderate the panel. USGBC Illinois and CNU Illinois members, as well as non-members, are invited to attend. This event is sponsored by Chicago’s Kendall College.
USGBC-IL & CNU-IL Member Pre-registration $10 ($15 at the door)
Non-Member Pre-registration $15 ($20 at the door)
Student Pre-registration $5 ($10 at the door)
To register, please visit the USGBC Illinois http://www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/
Attendance at this program qualifies for one CEU from the GBCI as well as one LU from the AIA and also meets CNU-A continuing education requirements.
The Kendall College Riverworks campus is accessible by CTA’s #66Chicago Avenue bus from the “Chicago Avenue” El stations on the CTA’s Blue, Brown and Red lines.