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MN2020: Farming in the City


The Movement now I think is to really grow
more of your own food and people are really interested, they what to eat healthy
they want to eat local even people used to buying organic food or
have bought their food from CSAs or coops or stores that sell organic food really want that food to come from close
to home this land was just growing grass until,
I think, yesterday morning so we’re basically running a tiller the we’re spreading compost here
[sound of siren] which adds lots of organic matter and food for the plants. So we’re operating a hundred person CSA which stands for community supported
agriculture and it’s it’s a model where shareholders
purchase a share the beginning of the season and then throughout the
entire season they get a weekly box of vegetables of assorted vegatables the they came approaching urban farming a lot of friends and ourselves were doing doing it
has a sort of really stressful hobby and we really wanted to see can urban farming be a source of income So you can certainly give your extra food away
but being able to sell it from your own property is really smart move i think
on the part of the city because it increases economic activity in the city
people are doing this and selling to other people and they are actually
creating a marketing right in their own neighborhood

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