Urban Ag for the Small Neighborhood

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The past few days I've worked on a series of posts regarding the top five or so reasons to incorporate urban agriculture within a small community, particularly our Upper Peninsula communities. Through my research I've discovered there are folks in Canada who already really "get it" that planning for local food self-sufficiency touches all aspects of community development and hints at many, many more local jobs.

If you doubt the need for local agriculture and need to be convinced, read A Good Food Manifesto by Will Allen.

For an excellent article on how and why communities can and should plan to create food hubs or precincts, read Beyond Urban Agriculture and Farmland Preservation by Janine de la Salle and Mark Holland.

Read, enjoy and check back for the top five reasons we should plan now for local food self-sufficiency in our own small towns.

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Youth & Rural Revitalization

Actively engaging youth and their families toward both personal fitness and community involvement will slow drain of rural population migration to urban areas.

One of the ways this youth engagement is accomplished in Delta County, Michigan is through family-oriented, community health and fitness events. See The Salvation Army Home Run as an example.

About this Blog

Home Run Events is a forum for solutions that create Sustainable, Healthy, "Inclusive", Neighborhood Environments (SHINE) in our communities - beginning with the homeless.

We aspire to relocalize rural economies through affordable net-zero energy housing, local organic agriculture and financially self-sufficient social services programs.

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