Farm To Work in Texas offers a new twist on community supported agriculture: farmers deliver boxes of produce to workplaces. Similar farm-to-office programs are taking off in other states, too.
Worth the listen – a NPR Radio program on ‘development-supported agriculture’, a more intimate version of community-supported agriculture that is meant to draw in new buyers, increase values and stitch neighbors together.
“Golf courses cost millions to build and maintain, and we’re kind of overbuilt on golf courses already,” he says. “If you put in a farm where we can grow things and make money from the farm, it becomes an even better deal.”
Zoning laws in some jurisdictions are a stumbling block for many urban (& community) agriculture projects. While some local Government bodies are sympathetic and some even encourage the creation, there are a substantial number who are indifferent at best.
This program on Chicago (IL) based station WBEZ explains what changes are taking place in the city of Chicago.
by Piush Dahal