Urban farming in Little Rock will be the topic of the nextEARTHtalk! lecture series at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The lecture, “Farming in the Rock,” will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the College of Engineering and Information Technology Auditorium.
Chris Hiryak of Little Rock Urban Farming will share lessons learned from a decade of producing and marketing organically grown flowers and vegetables in the capital city.
Hiryak is an organic farmer, pragmatic food activist, minimalist, artist, and yoga practitioner. He graduated from UA Little Rock with bachelor’s degrees in Spanish, history, and international studies. He participated in the LeadAR, a leadership program through the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension, and an apprenticeship program at Dripping Springs Garden, an organic farming operation in the Ozark Mountains.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Earth Sciences at 501-569-3546 or visit the EARTHtalk! website.