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  • 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 since  Recently considered for redevelopment  Most people “don’t even notice it”
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elements of the Operation  Food and yard waste composting  Year-round food production  Education and training  Community engagement  Sustainability demonstrations  Remediation and beautification
  • 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 and grounds work  Address preparation plan over winter  Install hoop house operation in March  Begin early planting in April  Begin composting operation by May