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Old 07-13-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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Well right now I know California would not fund such a project, but I'd love to see more local community farms in urban areas. I think this would help each community save money and also get more involved in community services and events.

Supermarkets would not like this though. They'd have some competition with people getting free or cheap produce fare elsewhere. People can already if they look for local farms in their county, but I think each neighborhood having a farming center would be ideal.

I think we've gotten away from looking at what distinctively creates a community environment in structure and function, especially on a smaller scale. I think many urban planning officials can take a cue from the ecovillage network to get some ideas for progressive changes in city dwelling and living.

Anyone have any organizations nearby that fund this type of objective other than GEN (Glober Ecovillage Network)?

If this was funded in your community, would you want this to be funded by the state (supplies, seeds, small plot of land with) or by a private non-profit institution?

Ideally in a community garden, residents would all share in taking care of the crops through scheduling and someone or a team would be in charge of controlling rations or setting a reasonable quota. Perhaps there would be the option of offering a bigger donation to the community farm if one family needed more produce for an event or occasion. This would encourage residents to give back, create a balance and be responsible for what they overuse.

Community farms would focus on local crops to keep sustainable and lower costs of water irrigation and so forth, but they might also hold meetings once in awhile on what new crops to rotate, swap out or introduce for the community.

I put this in the frugal living forum because this relates also to people living better financially through sustainable effort.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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Good topic.

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Supermarkets would not like this though. They'd have some competition with people getting free or cheap produce fare elsewhere.
I suspect it would not hit their level of awareness or concern.

Most Grocery Stores are happy making their mark-up on the processed and frozen foods.



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Anyone have any organizations nearby that fund this type of objective other than GEN (Glober Ecovillage Network)?

If this was funded in your community, would you want this to be funded by the state (supplies, seeds, small plot of land with) or by a private non-profit institution?
What "funding" are you thinking this would take?
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