WHY URBAN AGRICULTURE
 Sustainable Opportunities Summit Food Panel: March 4, 2010
               © Feed Denver Urban Farms...
CHANGING PERCEPTIONS:
AGRICULTURE MOVES TO THE CITY




  LISA ROGERS
  FEED DENVER: Urban Farms & Markets
          © Fee...
WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM?
        © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
The Challenge

   Energy Crisis


Agriculture Crisis


    Health Crisis
© Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
The Challenge

   Energy Crisis


Agriculture Crisis


    Health Crisis
 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
The Challenge

   Energy Crisis


Agriculture Crisis


    Health Crisis
© Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
The Numbers
                                       .2
                                      5. 7
                         ...
The                      .2%:                           : How much of
    Numbers                        our food is prod...
The Solution
CITY    FOOD FOR                       CITY PEOPLE
Growing Real Food Near Where People Eat It




          ©...
URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD
                  NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT




Urban farms are more                  ...
URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD
       NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT




 Urban farming is a                              ...
URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD
       NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT




    New
                       Strengthen        ...
URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD
      NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT




    Education and
                                ...
THE ULTIMATE GOAL
      City Food for City People

  Local • Farming entrepreneurs
Economy   make a living

 Green        ...
MEET DENVER’S
URBAN FARMERS
 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
BACKYARD AND NEIGHBORHOOD FARMS
 Urban farming
 CSA shareholder model
 Edible Landscaping




            © Feed Denver...
COMMUNITY–BASED CITY FARMS
Established communities like
churches, clubs, and member
organizations
Community Gardens
CSA...
Urban Livestock
 Dairy and protein production
 City sized animals in appropriate
  city sized numbers
 Honey, eggs, mil...
COMMERCIAL URBAN FARMS & MARKETS
   Vertical Greenhouse Farming
   Bio-Intensive, Year-Round Production
   Aquaculture ...
The Small Family Farm Moves to the City




          © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
WHERE CAN
              YOUR FOOD
                 COME
                FROM?




© Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
What Feed Denver is Doing
 Model Farm & Training Center
   We are a Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Center
    ...
GROWING POWER REGIONAL
    TRAINING CENTER
 International leaders in urban
  agriculture
 Will Allen, founder, 2008
  Ma...
Urban Agriculture
      Makes a Better City
                          Fresh Local Food
                             Produc...
WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM?
       © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
FEED DENVER:
  URBAN FARMS & MARKETS
Sustainable Opportunities Summit Food Panel: March 4, 2010
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  1. 1. WHY URBAN AGRICULTURE Sustainable Opportunities Summit Food Panel: March 4, 2010 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  2. 2. CHANGING PERCEPTIONS: AGRICULTURE MOVES TO THE CITY LISA ROGERS FEED DENVER: Urban Farms & Markets © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  3. 3. WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  4. 4. The Challenge Energy Crisis Agriculture Crisis Health Crisis © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  5. 5. The Challenge Energy Crisis Agriculture Crisis Health Crisis © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  6. 6. The Challenge Energy Crisis Agriculture Crisis Health Crisis © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  7. 7. The Numbers .2 5. 7 4.9 3.2 5.5 Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  8. 8. The  .2%: : How much of Numbers our food is produced in Colorado .2  $5.7 BILLION: How much we spend on food in Colorado 5.7  $4.9 million: How much we food we buy 4.9 directly from Colorado farmers  $3.2 BILLION: How much we could be 3.2 buying from Colorado farmers 5.5  $5.5 BILLION: How much money we send outside of Colorado (and USA) for food Denver Metropolitan Region Local Farm & Food Economy (Highlights of a data compilation), Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center (Minneapolis, MN) for Civic Results (Denver, Co) 5/27/08 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  9. 9. The Solution CITY FOOD FOR CITY PEOPLE Growing Real Food Near Where People Eat It © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  10. 10. URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT Urban farms are more Urban farms use less productive fossil fuel Grower to grower: Creating a livelihood on a fresh market vegetable garden, John Hendrickson, CIAS Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, October 2005 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  11. 11. URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT Urban farming is a Creates the stable, productive business greenest of jobs © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  12. 12. URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT New Strengthen Untapped fresh food cottage food market for distribution industry local food streams © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  13. 13. URBAN AGRICULTURE: GROWING REAL FOOD NEAR WHERE PEOPLE EAT IT Education and Community and re-training culture building opportunities © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  14. 14. THE ULTIMATE GOAL City Food for City People Local • Farming entrepreneurs Economy make a living Green • New businesses creating Jobs thousands of green jobs Improved • Access to fresh, healthy, Health affordable, local food © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  15. 15. MEET DENVER’S URBAN FARMERS © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  16. 16. BACKYARD AND NEIGHBORHOOD FARMS  Urban farming  CSA shareholder model  Edible Landscaping © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  17. 17. COMMUNITY–BASED CITY FARMS Established communities like churches, clubs, and member organizations Community Gardens CSA co-op model Community network Using under-utilized community land © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  18. 18. Urban Livestock  Dairy and protein production  City sized animals in appropriate city sized numbers  Honey, eggs, milks, cheeses © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  19. 19. COMMERCIAL URBAN FARMS & MARKETS  Vertical Greenhouse Farming  Bio-Intensive, Year-Round Production  Aquaculture Fish Farming  Farm Marketplace © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  20. 20. The Small Family Farm Moves to the City © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  21. 21. WHERE CAN YOUR FOOD COME FROM? © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  22. 22. What Feed Denver is Doing  Model Farm & Training Center  We are a Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Center working with Will Allen and his team.  Community-Based Pilot Programs  Working with neighborhood communities to establish farm businesses bringing green jobs and enterprise.  Main Street Urban Farms with Markets  Entrepreneurial Main Street turn-key businesses  City Farms Foundation  Micro-lending and resource sharing program. © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  23. 23. GROWING POWER REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER  International leaders in urban agriculture  Will Allen, founder, 2008 MacArthur Genius Grant  Establishing Regional Training programs throughout the USA © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2009
  24. 24. Urban Agriculture Makes a Better City Fresh Local Food Production Better School & Better Community Institutional Food Health Stronger Stable Jobs & Restaurant Skills Training Industry Supplemental Reinvigorated Income & Small Cottage Food Business Industry Opportunity © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets,2010
  25. 25. WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010
  26. 26. FEED DENVER: URBAN FARMS & MARKETS Sustainable Opportunities Summit Food Panel: March 4, 2010 © Feed Denver Urban Farms & Markets, 2010

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