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Housing Opportunity 2014 - Growing Healthier: Linking Housing, Food, and Community, Damien Thompson

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Housing Opportunity 2014 - Growing Healthier: Linking Housing, Food, and Community, Damien Thompson

  1. 1. Linking Residential Development and Food Access Through Community Food Systems Friday, May 16 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presenter: Damien J. Thompson Ph. D, Regis University
  2. 2. Production: In 1910 approximately 72% of the population of the United States lived in rural areas.
  3. 3. Simply put, a little over one hundred years ago a far greater proportion of the population was involved in producing some portion of their own food or lived in close proximity to a food producer.
  4. 4. Subdividing Agricultural Land
  5. 5. Distribution: Supermarkets
  6. 6. Urban Agriculture: Social Cohesion, Ecological, Individual and Community Health
  7. 7. Beekeeping: Biodiversity Intergenerational knowledge exchange: Social CohesionLand remediation: Ecological Health On farm activities such as:
  8. 8. Community Based Food Systems
  9. 9. Cultivate Health
  10. 10. Location
  11. 11. Site Plan
  12. 12. Permaculture Pocket Gardens

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