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Michael Jones is a leadership educator, dialogue facilitator, writer, and pianist/composer who participated in Tamarack's Communities: Programs and Policies event in Kitchener, Ontario on 23-26 June, 2014.
Imagine: city planners designing neighbourhoods to increase social capital; elderly people staying in their neighbourhoods for another 5 years; mental health rates declining because neighbours are caring for each other and creating a greater sense of connection and belonging together.
A moving keynote address that holds the importance of care at the centre. Al and Vickie discuss communal gardening and other acts of goodness in their hometown of Surrey, BC as examples of a positive movement.
Urban farms have the potential to help cities become more resilient, happier, and healthier in general. Cities around the world are getting creative with their urban spaces and innovating greener solutions.