The Urban Agriculture Revolution
By Jason F. McLennan
Trim Tab – Cascadia’s magazine for transformative people and design
As urban and suburban agriculture gains momentum, it will need oversite. One possible solution would be to establish “Municipal Farmers’ or Urban Farm Czars in every community just like there are city planners or police commissioners. These officials would rank high in local government, reporting straight to the mayor or city manager, and have direct access to all key municipal departments.
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A project that will transform a vacant school building on Madison’s Southside into a state-of-the art urban agriculture and community center campus.
The exterior areas of the site will include the following components:
Community Gardens serving the local neighborhood
Education Gardens serving as an outdoor classroom for students from around Dane County
Edible Landscape including perennials such as nut and fruit trees and berries
Innovative Storm Water Management that views stormwater as a resource
Rain Gardens for infiltration of stormwater
January 13, 2010 Comments Off on Badger School for Urban Agriculture and Community