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Abandoned lot to be made into urban farm for two to five years

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Hayes Valley Farm – San Francisco

Our Vision

Hayes Valley Farm (HVF) is an education and research project with a focus on urban agriculture. Situated on the city-owned lots bordered by Oak, Fell, Laguna, and Octavia streets, the project is organized by an alliance of urban farmers, educators, and designers that comprise the HVF Project Team. HVF is a Parks Partner, a fiscally sponsored project of the San Francisco Parks Trust.

The project is founded on an interim use agreement between Hayes Valley Farm and the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development- a two to five year time frame – until which time the City moves forward with other development plans for the site.

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The Community Food Village Urban Farm proposal

Grow food, health, jobs and justice at an Urban Farm in S Central LA. Community Services Unlimited Inc. (CSU)

Overview

The Community Food Village Urban Farm project will transform an under utilized 1 acre garden into a highly productive urban farm that will supply S Central LA with fresh, local, organic produce. The farm will grow more than just food. It will employ local youth who will learn job, life, and entrepreneurial skills while helping to grow and market produce in the neighborhood. It will empower residents to eat healthy and to participate in transforming their community into a healthy and beautiful place to live.

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Stores for city farmers in Portland, Oregon

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The Chicks Are Coming! local resources for urban chicken farmers

by Kate Bryant
Feb 03, 2010
Portland Monthly

Ten years ago, when I first kept chickens, there were few places in Portland to buy supplies. Driving out to Foster Feed on Southeast Foster & 103rd (Tel: 503-777-2967) was something of a pilgrimage from the city — there weren’t many of us with chickens yet then – and I’d often ride out with one of the few other chicken-o-philes I knew so we could pool resources and buy big sacks of grit and oyster shell, feed (there was no organic feed available then) or bedding. We chicken people stuck together.

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