Monday, February 16, 2015

The Green Necklace

While Sarasota County (FL) connives to install shooting ranges within Pineland Reserves, cities with something like forethought are devising urban farming business models. Check out this very cool piece out of Baltimore:

This sprawling six acre farm is carved out from the park, sits next to a school and looks more rural than the others due to ample open space and a mix of fields, an orchard and more hoop houses which here are called "high tunnels." A food truck of sorts gets dispatched from here as a mobile supermarket and brings
This fledgling urban "farm" is more like the urban gardening
that many imagine when they hear about urban food
 the products of this farm deep into the eastern food deserts. This non-profit organization, too, has a mission statement:
Real Food Farm works toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.

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