Urban Agriculture Builds Community

We are advocates for local food production.  It is a key component of sustainability, and is one of the best ways to create a strong social community in a neighborhood.  We place our gardens, fields, greenhouses or other production facilities at a prominent location in the project.  This reinforces the idea of a social anchor.  We also consider maintenance facilities, ease of access (for people, trucks, and other elements) scale, and the aesthetics.  Being based in Colorado, we have down months (except for cold frames) and the visual appeal is an issue.  Some simple, permanent structure, such as an open rail fence or other element can have unify the visual appeal, screen the dormant beds, and tie into other design elements of the project.

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