The Edge II
You are invited to the first Session of 


A Conversation with

Jolie Olivetti

Farm Manager

Victory Programs Inc - ReVision Urban Farm

Co-Hosted by Metropolitan College's 
Graduate Programs in City Planning/Urban Affairs and Gastronomy

 Tuesday, 27 September 2011
TIME: 6.00 to 8.00 pm
LOCATION: Room 511, College of General Studies (CGS)
871 Commonwealth Avenue - Boston, MA

About the Lecture-Workshop:  
Hear the story of reVision Urban Farm:  

"One woman, one idea, one plot of land. Since 1990, when a small plot was reclaimed in the heart of the city, reVision House has given shelter and hope to pregnant and parenting homeless women - its Urban Farm growing an appreciation of the land and the bounty it can offer."(     

Jolie Olivetti will kick off the 2011 Edge series with a presentation of her work and the history of reVision Urban Farm.  This is a story that will frame a broader discussion on the intersection of food (production, distribution, access and consumption), the city, and social justice.  

Food and the City is the 2011 theme of "The Edge: Urban and Regional Conversations at Boston University" 

"The Edge" is an initiative designed to encourage constructive and reflexive debate among academics, practitioners and students on pressing urban and regional issues.***  

This year, the Graduate Programs in City Planning and Urban Affairs is teaming up with Metropolitan College's Masters of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy program to present graduate students, faculty and the broader BU community a set of lectures and panels on the social, economic and environmental relevance of food to the city and its people.  Particular attention will be given to the intersection of food production, distribution, access, and consumption with issues of governance, land use regulation, and social equity.

The Edge's three sessions on Food and the City are intended to shed a critical and constructive light on the opportunities and constraints that exist in efforts to promote urban agriculture and the reform of current modes o food production and distribution in urban areas, as well as land use regulation. 

The lecture-workshop format is meant to disseminate information and engage the audience in discussions that further our collective understanding of urban and regional issues, as well as generate new insights on planning and urban policy.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  "The Edge" series will take place at 6pm on the following dates.  

Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 
Thursday, 17 November 2011  (Organized by city planning, urban affairs, and gastronomy graduate students)

For questions on "The Edge" series, contact  Enrique R. Silva   or visit the BU City Planning and Urban Affairs website.

***"The Edge" series is open to the general public.
***BU MCP/MUA Students registered for classes on the date "The Edge" is held are required to attend the lecture-workshop. If MCP/MUA students have questions about attendance and participation in "The Edge", they should consult their professor(s) and/or the Graduate Adviser. 

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