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Franceyslatermasccc2014

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Presentation at 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

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Franceyslatermasccc2014

  1. 1. Mill  City  Grows   GROWING  A     HEALTHIER  LOWELL  ONE   LOT  AT  A  TIME   April  17,  2014  
  2. 2. 2   $0.99 at McDonalds $2.00 each At a convenience store
  3. 3. 3   4 in 10Lowell residents say they can’t find fresh fruits & vegetables near their home
  4. 4. 4   43,000Lowell residents say they can’t find fresh fruits & vegetables near their home
  5. 5. Unique/Sustainable  Model   •   Social  Enterprise   •   Grassroots  Organizing   •   PracDcal  EducaDon   •   Government  and  organizaDonal  partners  
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  18. 18. 21   2011: 2 community gardens, 1 operating farm
  19. 19. 22   2014: 6 community gardens, 3 operating farms, 7 school/youth gardens,
  20. 20. 23   Francey Slater Francey@millcitygrows.org

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