The Distributed Urban Farm Initiative in Bryan, Texas
A program that unites agriculture with community development, nutrition, and local economic development.
Nov 9, 2012
The city of Bryan has graciously granted access to vacant properties in, and around historic downtown for the testing of the distributed farm concept. These once unused plots will become beautiful attractions and valuable assets to city and community members alike.
Good Food – Nutrition Education
Once established, these gardens will be available to schools and organizations for hands-on nutrition education. We believe that much of our nation’s struggle with obesity comes from the severed relationship we have with our food system.
Very few people today understand where their food is coming from or what is in it. Most Americans consume a diet of processed and preserved food that has been manufactured all over the world. Our goal is to reintroduce to our communities the notion of homegrown food; what is looks like, how it is grown, and how to incorporate it into our diet in order to live healthy lives.
Good Health – Local Sourcing Provides Healthy Options
It is our desire to use the produce grown within our city to supply the needs of local businesses. Food that is grown locally and consumed soon after harvest is higher in nutritional value than anything that can be purchased in stores. By using produce grown just blocks away, local restaurants will be able to offer food and products that have increased nutritional and economic value, bolstering the local economy and growing a healthier community.