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Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal
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Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal

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  • 1. Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal A PermaCultivate Project November 2010
  • 2. The Impact of Urban Agriculture
  • 3. The Impact of Urban Agriculture
  • 4. The Impact of Urban Agriculture
  • 5. Canal St Site History  Site formerly a block of homes  Wiped out by Hurricane Agnes in 1972  Land has been vacant ever since  Recently considered for redevelopment  Most people “don’t even notice it”
  • 6. A New Gateway Destination  Site is well-positioned for access in low- volume area  Can serve as anchor for neighborhood development  Will partner with Reading Rivertribe to be a agro- and eco-tourism hub
  • 7. Site Preparation Plans  DEP and EPA consultation  City planning and zoning approval  Provisional use lease agreement  Noise, odor, and leachate control  Parking requirements  State and municipal operating permits  Community benefits agreement
  • 8. Elements of the Operation  Food and yard waste composting  Year-round food production  Education and training  Community engagement  Sustainability demonstrations  Remediation and beautification
  • 9. Elements of the Operation
  • 10. Elements of the Operation
  • 11. Elements of the Operation
  • 12. Elements of the Operation
  • 13. Site Establishment Goals  Secure access as soon as possible  Break ground with event in December  Perform soil tests and grounds work  Address preparation plan over winter  Install hoop house operation in March  Begin early planting in April  Begin composting operation by May

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