Second Annual Urban Farming Symposium planned for May 18

 The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, along with the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan are Co-Sponsoring the Second Annual Urban Farming Symposium on Friday, May 18, at 8 a.m.  

Detroit is a laboratory where urban farming is fermenting, evolving and growing. The symposium is intended to establish a reasoned framework for discussions about the legal and policy issues that should be considered by local units of government and citizens grappling with this dynamic concept.
The presentations will focus on policy and practical issues related to urban farming and agriculture as part of creative and adaptive re-use of the urban landscape.   The symposium will be open to the public but focused on the legal community and planning communities. 
Co-chairing the event are Gregory J. Gamalski, a partner in the Business Practice Group of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton PC in Troy; Paul Thursam, an associate at GMH; and Professor Jacqueline Hand of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  Gamalski is currently a council member for the Real Property Law Section.  Thursam has moderated roundtables for the Section on Urban Farming.  
For additional information, contact Paul Thursam at 248-457-7189 or