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Itinerary for US visit October 2007 12th 19th October

Day 1 Fri 12th

Leave Gatwick 10.15
Arrive in Cincenatti CVG 14.15, fly straight on to Milwaukee MKE 15.21 15.44.
Meet Godsil from Growing Power
Check in to Homestays
On Friday, besides a zig-zag drive to see some sights from the airport to your apartment, including the Hoan Bridge, Calatrava, and Lake Park, I hope you would consider a 20 minute stop at our Urban Ecology Center to meet Ken Leinbach, making history in mighty collaborations with Growing Power. www.urbanecologycenter.org
Slow Food Dinner 6.30 9.30

Day 2 Sat 13th

Trip to Will Allens farm
10AM tour
Noon until 1pm Presentations and questions
1 2.30 pm Growing Power lunch banquet
2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Visit to West and North Side Milwaukee Community Garden Sites, e.g. award winning Walnut Way, Muneer’s Ceramic Art Studio in pretty empty industrial corridor awaiting “the movement,” the Amaranth Bakery and Cafe

4 to 7 p.m.

  • Visit to Riverwest and Eastside destinations and people, including Stephanie Philipps’ Harambee Reclamation Garden, Pietre Godfrey’s re-cycle complex, the Urban Ecology Center, to meet with Milwaukee River Work Group transforming our once depressing river valley into “Milwaukee’s Central Park” and perhaps some members of the Milwaukee Urban Agriculture Network, perhaps with some music by the Embedded Reporter, maybe some Earth Poets’ poetry.

7 p.m. until ???

  • Visit night spots, perhaps some Reggae at Club Timbuktu, and options we’ll identfy over next several days.

Day 3 Sun 14th

Blueberry pancake breakfast at the Riverwest Co-op Cafe?
Drive to Chicago
Check in to hotel - http://www.congressplazahotel.com/ (right by Grant Park)
Chicago Grant Park Growing Power Harvest Celebration
Dinner with local food officers and workers in Chicago

Day 4 Mon 15th

AM ?
PM Rodger Cooley
USA Program Policy Senior Specialist- Heifer International / Chicago Food Policy Council

Day 5 Tues 16th

AM Meet Harry Rhodes Growing Home in the morning around 9 am at one of our urban farms on the south side of Chicago (start at Su Casa), and then go to our second urban farm (Wood St. urban farm). After the visit we could get lunch at a local Mexican restaurant that we like.
PM ?

Day 6 Weds 17th

AM Leave for airport ?
Get to airport for 9.40
Plane from Chicago ORD 12.40
to New York EWR 16.31
Shuttle to a train Newark Penn Station or taxi ($60) 40 mins
Check in to Hotel www.hudsonhotel.com/ (near Central Park)
Dinner with Benjamin Linsley Meet at hotel at 6.30pm.

Day 7 Thurs 18th

10AM Penn Station, Madison Square Gardens
Meet with Cathy Durand, Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Agriculture and Markets and am responsible for organizing and coordinating the work of the Food Policy Council re: the New York Food Policy Council

Added Value (Red Hook), Brooklyn food access and growing project?
Lunch at 360 or ICI?
East NY Farms!?
Meeting with officials in New York government (including the Food Policy task force) and local park authorities. Local press work.

Day 8 19th Fri

9AM Visit New York Sun Works project (http://nysunworks.org/)? 5 blocks from Times Square 42nd street subway (A or C)?
Kathy Madden PPS?
Visit Union Square Greenmarket (8 6) and then early lunch at Angelica Kitchen, Manhattan
Leave hotel at 2pm airport at 3pm
Taxi ($50) or subway 30 mins
Plane departs from New York JFK 18.00, arrive Gatwick 06.20 AM (20th)

Last edited by TeganDowling. Based on work by Tyler Schuster.  Page last modified on October 12, 2007

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