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PNN - Food of the Future -the Urban Garden +

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Tonight Mikki Royce talks with two leaders of Farming and Urban Gardening about the way of the future for Food.

Nick Larsen is a native Floridian and owner of NK Lago Farm in Canal Point. He graduated from the University of  Florida with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Plant Science. He earned a Masters in Agronomy from the University of Iowa and will complete his PhD in Environmental Horticulture next year. Currently he works to reduce pesticide usage in the Everglades Agricultural Area for the Everglades Research and Education Center. Nick is also the President of the Young Farmers and Ranchers of the Palm Beaches and along with his wife Kiley, is the winner of the Florida Farm Bureau YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award.

John Zahina-Ramos has worked as an ecologist for over two decades. He holds a Masters degree in biology and a Doctorate in geosciences.He is the founder of Just One Backyard and the President of Casa Jardin Co., a consulting company offering services in support of urban agriculture related education, policy and projects. For the past six years John has been reserching the benefits of home food growing and community agriculture. The results of his research are broad reaching, addressing issues of energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, resource protection, local economics, social concerns about inadequate food access and urban ecology. His first book will be available in late 2014.

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