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    • Building the Infrastructure for the Next Generation of Farming… Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Introductions • Matthew C. (Quint) Redmond o Owner The TSR Group Inc. o Masters Urban and Regional Planning o Masters Landscape Architecture o BS Geology o Worked through Grad School as Ranch Hand • Jennifer G. Redmond o Owner The TSR Group Inc. o Masters Urban and Regional Planning o BS Biology o Raised on 100 acre farm in Pennsylvania o (The smart one) Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The TSR Group Inc. • Design/Development Firm o Sustainable Development Management o Land Planning o Civil Engineering o Feasibility o Natural Resources o Ag Estate Planning o Conservation Easements o Real Estate Litigation Support o US Department of Justice o Natural Resources Litigation o 3D Modeling o Landscape Construction o Agricultural Construction Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • It is in the News Daily… • Multiple Environmental and Cultural Issues o Carbon Footprint o Ethanol/Biofuels o Food Cost o Food Safety/Security o Social/Community o Global Warming o Water Availability o Water Quality o Sustainability o Economy Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The Question Before Us… • We are entering the first period in history since the beginning of the industrialHow will we use this land on revolution that the a land surface of the planet must provide all square foot by square foot of the resources for basis? basic human needs: o Food o Shelter o Transportation Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Resource Consumption • The Carbon Triangle TM o Ternary Diagram 100% o Measures 3 variables • Humans have three physical needs: Food o Shelter o Transportation 0 o Food t p or Sh ns elt T ra er 100% 100% Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The Carbon Triangle TM • Typical Suburban 100% o High Food Cost as all calories are imported or ‘Go Out’ to eat o Average Transport cost for typical commute Food o High Shelter Cost due to aging product + infrastructure with few BTU saving 0 improvements o rt sp Sh an e lt Tr er100% 100% Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The Carbon Triangle TM • Typical Suburban Industrial Farmer 100% o Some Food produced High Food Cost as all on site, are imported calories protein on site. o or ‘Go Out’ to eat High Transport cost o due to remote location Average Transport cost from typical urban for typical commute Food o resources High Shelter Cost due o Improved Shelter with to aging product + off-grid services infrastructure with few (electricity, BTU saving well, etc.) 0 improvements o rt sp Sh an e lt Tr er100% 100% Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The Carbon Triangle TM • Typical Scenario T.O.D. Suburban Industrial Farmer 100% o Somefood Cost High Food cost, as all Food produced completely imported on site, areimported + calories protein on site. o more Transport cost or ‘Gorestaurant cost High Out’ to eat o Low Transport cost due to remote location Average Transport cost with typical urban from development for typical commute Food o associated Cost due resources with transit High Shelter o hub Improved Shelter with to aging product + o Low Shelter Cost off-grid services due infrastructure with few to multi-family unit (electricity, BTU saving well, etc.) 0 amortization improvements o rt sp Sh an e lt Tr er100% 100% Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The Carbon Triangle TM • Typical Scenario Agriburbia T.O.D. Suburban Industrial Farmer 100% o Very food Cost SomeFood cost, as all High Low Food cost as Food produced 33% of are is on site. completely imported on site, proteinlocally calories dietimported + o grown Out’ harvested more Transport cost or ‘Gorestaurant cost High and to eat o Low Transport cost due to remote location Average Transport cost costs for commute with typical urban from development to for typical commute Food o jobs outside Cost associated the due resources with transit High Shelter o development hub Improved Shelter with to aging product + o Very Low Shelter Low Shelter Cost cost off-grid services due infrastructure with few due saving to multi-family (electricity, well, etc.) BTU to modern unit 0 construction amortization and improvements on o rt an sp Sh site utility production Tr e lt er (wind, p.v., etc.)100% 100% Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Agriburbia Concept • Agriburbia™ addresses all three components of basic human need. Food • Agriburbia™ combines the positive social, cultural, physical and financial characteristics from both urban and rural lifestyles to create an entirely new land use concept. HUMAN NEEDS • Agriburbia™ integrates food production as an integral element Shelter in the community design, social Transport network, and financial viability of the neighborhood. • Agriburbia™ includes characteristics of New Urbanism, Historic Preservation, and other progressive, environmentally sustainable principles of real estate development. Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • How did we get here… • Landscape Design Philosophy and Characteristics from 18th century Europe - to flaunt one’s excess land - have become embedded into our modern society. Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Today we have this… • 31 million acres of lawn annually require: o 300 million gallons of gas o 1 billion hours of labor o $17 billion a year industry • All of this lawn is prime farmland that is naturally fertile or amended and irrigated Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • 30 Million New Farmers… • There is a national call for new farmers… • The number is between 0 and 100 million, depending on who you believe… • These will be both full time and part time farmers…but totally committed to agriculture… Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • A luxury we can no longer afford… • In a traditional subdivision, only a small percentage of the actual land area is taken up with buildings and roads…the rest is left to public and private outdoor space. This “space amenity” consumes water, labor and land - without providing economic return or contributing to essential human needs. Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • 13 Million Acres Short (currently) The US is 13 Million Acres Short of Vegetables and Fruits to Meet Current Population Dietary Recommended Intake ** Does not account for Future Population Growth ** Based on revised USDA DRI allowance & the American Farmland Trust (2010)• Colorado Population: 5,024,748 (about 1.6% of US)• By Population Colorado Needs 208,000 Additional Acres• 208,000 Acres of Farm = 104,000 Jobs Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • 38 Seasons . . . . • To Feed 50% more People by 2050 (World Pop.: 9 Billion) • To Develop Infrastructure • To Develop Skills • FAO (UN) Convened First G-8 Farming Summit in 2009 o agriculture and food security at the core of the international agenda. . . • The Food Problem is Twofold o Volume o Proximity Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Agriburbia Principles… • No Net Loss of agricultural value or revenue ("Green Fields" development), or • Production of a significant portion of dietary requirements (up to 50%) grown within or in the immediate surrounding area of the community • Provide commercially viable opportunities for enhanced self-sufficiency and local market growing • Integrate Sustainable Energy Practices including solar, wind, geothermal and others, • Incorporate established financial mechanisms such as Metropolitan Districts and Community Associations, to build and manage both traditional infrastructure (streets, water, sewer) and agricultural infrastructure (irrigation, machinery). Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Agriburbia Locations Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… Milliken, CO Preliminary Plat Approved South Platte Development Site Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… Project Total Area 618 Acres Previous or Currently Tilled Land 522.6 Acres flood-irrigated commodities Approx. $350,000 annual revenue Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… Agriburbia Design Commercial Areas Town Center, Community Gathering Place, Transportation Hub Live/Work Condos ¼ Acre Lots 1 Acre Lots 2 Acres Lots Total 994 Dwelling units Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… Agriburbia Design 994 Dwelling units Variety of housing types and mix of uses Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… 104.6 Acres of Natural Area / Habitat Re-vegetation of 23 acres of previously tilled land back to nature Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… 30.1 Acres of active and passive parks, recreation areas, and interconnected pedestrian trail system Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… 113.3 Acres of Civic Farms -Publicly owned -Cash crop Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… 38.4 more Acres of Civic Farms (oil/gas well heads) -commonly owned -”truck” crops Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… 151.7 Total Acres of Civic Farmland Farm Contract/Lease managed by Metro District or Community Association ($50k, New House, Share Net) $1.5 million for drip irrigation funding in Metro District Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project… 108 Acres of Steward Farms -privately owned -”truck” crops Also included in Farm Contract Dual water system potable and non-potable water stub-outs to each lot Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Example Agriburbia Project…Summary 259.7 Acres total Civic and Steward Farm Lands 49.7% of previously tilled land can still be in production with high yielding intensive vegetable and perennial crops and export crops Net agricultural value: -Civic Farm $906,048 -Steward Farm $1,176,120 $2,082,168 1/3 of typical agricultural water usage Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Proforma: Net Agriculture + Development $10,000,000 $8,000,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 $(2,000,000) $(4,000,000) AG NET DEV NET Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Carbon Database: Counting Calories Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Carbon Database: Counting Calories Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Carbon Database: Counting Calories Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • High Quality Professional Careers… • This project creates between 3 to 7 professional farm management jobs… • 150 dedicated skilled labor opportunities… • Numerous value add opportunities, food prep, canning, storage etc… Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Living in Agriburbia – Ag Alleys • Ag Infrastructure for Health and Exercise • Steward Farm Service Access • Alley Nodes provide Shade and Rest Areas at ¼ miles • Rear Lot Access Maintains clean and clear street frontage • Farm Service Maintains Productive and Ornamental Areas Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Living in Agriburbia – Steward Farms • Create Jobs! • Multiple Scale and Infrastructure Solutions • Sustainable Large Lots • Agrarian Luxury, Lush 1 Acre Steward Farm Landscape, “Napa Valley” 5 Acre Steward Farm Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Sample Backyard Steward Farm Plot Traditional streetscape driveway garage house • Small, Medium, Large Lawn & play area Lot options • 10’ x 10’ planting module Vegetables, grape vines, fruit trees Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Living in Agriburbia – Agritecture • “The Barn Ratio” – having enough creative and productive space in your own home • Designed for Jeffersonian Lifestyle • ADU Options • Housing Products Accommodate Wide Range of Markets • Flexible Interior Uses • Spaces for Harvest, & Cleaning Mud Rooms, Outdoor Sinks • Multiple Buildings Activate Outdoor Occupancy, Ownership, and Enjoyment Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The Canteen – the New Mercantile• A Central Resource for Local Food and Community• Commercial Kitchen (an essential resource for local food) o Cooking Classes, Food Preservation/Processing, Retail Sale Resource• The General Store – Café, Retail Food Sales, Baked Goods o Farming & Cooking Supplies o Retails Food, Products, and Goods from Surrounding Communities• Tools and Implements - Rental & Storage for Civic Farm Operations o Green Houses for Steward Farm Starts o Consolidated Protein and Dairy Civic Operations (chickens, goats, sheep, etc.)• Meeting Rooms, Class Rooms – Flexible Meeting Spaces o Health, Nutrition and Wellness Programs/Classes, (Exercise Equipment, Training) o The School Comes to You! – Classrooms for visiting Teachers Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Building Agriburbia The TSR Group Inc. Sustainable Design/Development Land and Resource Planning & Engineering Holding Company TSR Agristruction, LLC. Agriburbia, LLC (501c3) pending Design Build Operate R&D Ag-Funding Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Building Agriburbia TSR Agristruction LLC. Nutrition/Ag Infrastructure Consulting Agricultural Construction & Irrigation Food Distribution and Supply, Food Prep Design Build OperateENTITLEMENT AND PLANNING CONTRUCTION - DESIGN-BUILD FARM OPERATIONS & SERVICESPlatte River Village: Milliken, CO Denver & Surrounding Area Denver & Surrounding AreaRiverfront: City of Evans, CO • Hazel Rah Farm (Watercourse) • Hazel Rah Farm (Watercourse)Held; Johnstown, CO • DIA Test Farm • DIA Test FarmThe Farmstead, Granite Quarry, NC • Private Steward Farms (3) • Private Steward Farms (3) • DPS Campuses (2) • DPS Campuses (2)CARMA – Solterra, Midtown • Table Mountain Farms • Table Mountain FarmsDR Horton – Ho’opili (Oahu) Douglas County Douglas County • CALF: 1 Acre Farm, Green House • CALF:1 Acre Farm, Green House • Research Orchard Houses Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • TSR Agristruction LLC. Build Operate Design/Build Ag Infrastructure Productive and Ornamental Landscape • Due-diligence: “Arability” • (soils, water, irrigation, access, zoning) • Design, Specification, Zoning, Permitting • Construction / Installation Land Readied for Intensive Agriculture Land Lease Professional Farm Operation Owner receives direct payment Owner pays for farm operations for land and water (time and materials) (All consumables, expertise, Owner keeps all produce and supply chain provided) Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Agriburbia, LLC Agriburbia, LLC (501c3) pending Fundamental and Applied Research at the Intersection of Agriculture and Real Estate Research & Development Funding (SBA Loan Service) • Community Food Fraction (CFF) • SBA - Steward Farm Loans • Hoopili HI CFF • Small Farmer Loans and Funding • Douglas County CFF • USDA Small Farmer Loans • Caloric Proximity / Resource Analysis • Sustainable Development Grant Programs • Metabolic Distance Modeling • Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum • Calories per Acre Foot of Water • Integrated with Health and Nutrition Programs • Agriculture Infrastructure Planning • Tri-County Health • One Prize Finalist 2010 • Mid-Scale Agriculture Support • Irrigation Methods and Technologies • CSU / AG Extension Offices • Houston LID Competition - Finalist • Sustainable Building and Agronomic Practice • Renewable Energy Technologies • NAIOP Challenge 2009 Rooney Valley – Green Tech Center Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Research Agenda Theory• Fundamental and Applied Research at the Intersection of Agriculture and Real Estate o Comparative Agricultural Geography (GIS Based) o Food Security Planning • Community Food FractionTM (Caloric Proximity) • Irrigation and Water Security (Calories per Acre/Foot) o Agricultural Infrastructure (Land / Water / Labor) o Carbon Consumption Modeling Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Research Agenda Actionable Questions • Food Security Planning (Health / Nutrition) o Caloric Need (by Census Tract) How many Calories do we need and WHERE do we need them? o What is the most efficient way to create and provide those calories to those locations? Food Security (Distributed Model) • Agricultural Infrastructure o Farm Tenure/Real Estate Value • How do we make land, water and infrastructure available in specific locations? o Job Creation/Labor • How do we create value for individuals and businesses? (Localized Supply Chain Economics) Assisted Farming, Nutrition Companies • Agrarian Training, labor sources, immigration o Water Consumption/Calories Per Acre Foot • Irrigation Infrastructure – Will the current infrastructure support the WHERE? • Water Law – Will the Legal Framework Provide for HOW? • Carbon Consumption o How do we do this in a resource constrained environment Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Food Security Planning (Health / Nutrition) • Caloric Proximity is a Real Estate Question • Community Food FractionTM • How many calories does your community consume? (Caloric Need by Census Tract) • How many calories does your community produce? • How much food could you produce if needed and what kind? (What do your codes look like?) Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Agricultural Infrastructure (Existing Supply Chain) • Food Distributors Land Rents $.04 Control Supply Chain • Food producers receive less than 1/5 of every Farmer $.19 dollar • Less than 1.5% of the Packaging $.32 population are farmers Marketing • Classic Distribution $.16 Model and Development Infrastructure is Transport Energy Antiquated and $.16 $.14 Vulnerable (weather, security, safety, etc.) Source: USDA Food Marketing Price Spreads from Farm to Consumer (2006) Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Agricultural Infrastructure (Future Supply Chain) • Food Producers Control Land Rents Supply Chain $.04 Land Rents • Land Owners Receive $.12 More Income/Rent Farmer $.19 • Localized Production is More Robust Delivery Packaging $.32 Model Marketing • Future Nutrition Model $.16 Requires Alternative Farm Operator $.88 (Nutrition Company) Development Infrastructure Transport Energy (Agriburbia) $.16 $.14 • Micro Farming Creates More Jobs! Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Agricultural Infrastructure (Water) • Which Uses Would You Pursue if You Wanted Irrigation to Save Large Amounts (surface) of Water? 73.1% • Calories Per Acre/Foot Irrigation (sprinkler) 17.2% Public 7.1% Domestic 0.5% Industry 1.0% Therm. Electric 1.1% Source: USGS Estimated Water Use in the US, 2004 (Colorado Statistics) Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Carbon Triangle 100% • Agriburbia o Balance Community Needs with Accessible Resources o Allocate and Use Natural Food Resources Sparingly o Develop Local Economy o Create Jobs o Productive Communities create social networks and 0 increase security o rt o Local Food Production sp Sh an e lt Networked with Adjacent Tr er Communities100% 100% o Grow to Eat or Trade Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Trans-Disciplinary Nature Pharmacology Mining Biological Sciences Forestry Surgical Medicine Radiology Physical Sciences Protein Health Sciences Natural Resources Diet Engineering Ground Water SCIENCE Fiber Exercise Wellness Activity Applied Sciences Soil Science Aging Nutrition LaborCivil Engineering Water Horticulture Calories Immigration Agronomy Organics Green Collar Hydraulic Modeling Job Creation Irrigation Wind Photography Marketing Solar EnergyFine Arts ARTS Retail Trade Communications Pottery Planning InfrastructureSculpture Real Estate Heavy Painting Architecture Land Use Mixed Use BUSINESS Construction Proforma Transportation Watercolor Applied Arts Commercial Construction Commercial Design Landscape Architecture Lending Finance Sewer Utilities Residential Development Ornamental Insurance Affordable Housing Mortgage Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Trans-Disciplinary Nature (Economics)• WHAT do we need to eat? (Health/Nutrition)• WHERE do we Eat it? (Geography). . then. . . • How do we get LAND there? (Business/Real Estate/Design) • How do we get WATER there? (Design/Engineering) • How do we get LABOR there? (Business/Law) • How do we GROW it there? (Agriculture/Agronomy) Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Summary o Agriburbia is design movement and economic model that advocates for private development and re-development which integrates aspects of Agrarianism, along with contemporary design methods and other environmentally sound principals of real estate development. It combines the positive cultural, physical and financial characteristics from both the urban and rural ends of the landuse spectrum to create an entirely new designation. Agriburbia incorporates professional food production as a key element in the community design, social network, and financial viability of the development. Agriburbia provides a commercially viable mechanism for individuals and businesses to become more self sufficient and create truly sustainable communities. Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Benefits of Agriburbia… •Agriburbia provides an opportunity for farmland owners to participate in a development •Provides excellent opportunities for high quality professional agricultural farm jobs and contracts with less financial risk •Smoothes Revenue Curves and helps absorption •Brings better infrastructure and services, such as medical and educational support to rural areas •Sustainable, best practices available for energy, water and land use •Self-sufficient communities, strengthens access to basic human needs (food, shelter, transportation) Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Land Use Issues… • We must measure our habitation and integration with the planet using much finer units (Square feet vs. Acres) • We need to address all three human need components with every decision. • In the future there will be Three different Agricultures… • Industrialized Commodities & Fuels • Local and Regional Food (CSA or other) • Individual Urban Agriculture Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • The future… • We need to connect more of the population to the land and to the source of their food. (It will provide greater mutual respect for all concerned) • We (urbanites and farmers) need to teach our kids to know and love the land, (even if it is a only a quarter acre lot) • It is not necessarily the size of the farm, it is quality of the products and margins on the revenue for the amount of effort and inputs… Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • Quote from Thomas Jefferson…before oil… 1785 Oct. 28. "It is not too soon to provide by every possible means that as few as possible shall be without a little portion of land. The small landholders are the most precious part of a state." (TJ to James Madison, B.8.682) As professional farmers, suburbanites, and city dwellers, we need to work together to use our resources as wisely as possible – land, water, and human ingenuity - to prosper in the coming days. Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.
    • All Purpose May 5, 2011Copyright © 2009 The TSR Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by anyelectronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, without prior permission in writing from The TSR Group, Inc.