Reading Roots
Urban Farm
Proposal
A PermaCultivate Project
November 2010
The Impact of Urban Agriculture
The Impact of Urban Agriculture
The Impact of Urban Agriculture
Canal St Site History
 Site formerly a block of homes
 Wiped out by Hurricane Agnes in 1972
 Land has been vacant ever ...
A New Gateway Destination
 Site is well-positioned for access in low-
volume area
 Can serve as anchor for neighborhood
...
Site Preparation Plans
 DEP and EPA consultation
 City planning and zoning approval
 Provisional use lease agreement
 ...
Elements of the Operation
 Food and yard waste composting
 Year-round food production
 Education and training
 Communi...
Elements of the Operation
Elements of the Operation
Elements of the Operation
Elements of the Operation
Site Establishment Goals
 Secure access as soon as possible
 Break ground with event in December
 Perform soil tests an...
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

  1. 1. Reading Roots Urban Farm Proposal A PermaCultivate Project November 2010
  2. 2. The Impact of Urban Agriculture
  3. 3. The Impact of Urban Agriculture
  4. 4. The Impact of Urban Agriculture
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Elements of the Operation
  10. 10. Elements of the Operation
  11. 11. Elements of the Operation
  12. 12. Elements of the Operation
  13. 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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