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Financial Permaculture - Farm and Food Business

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Financial Permaculture! Green business design for the rural town of Hohenwald, TN

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Financial Permaculture - Farm and Food Business

  1. 1. Green Village Food Center Financial Permaculture 2008 Greening a Rural American Community: Hohenwald, TN
  2. 2. Agricultural Heritage in Lewis County
  3. 3. At present, nearly all local food consumption is sourced from outside the community.  Over 18 million dollars leaves Lewis county annually… What opportunities do we have here?
  4. 4. A vision of local prosperity
  5. 5. THE MISSION <ul><li>To provide support for local food and agricultural production and distribution to benefit the community </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Market <ul><li>Produce </li></ul><ul><li>Artisans </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul>
  7. 7. Farmer Support <ul><li>Business Plan Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Crop Diversification </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer Networking </li></ul>
  8. 8. Community Gardens
  9. 9. Lewis County Kitchen
  10. 10. Mission Provide a commercial community kitchen for local farmers, entrepreneurs and residents creating value added products, increasing community wealth, enhancing the local market.
  11. 11. Vision <ul><li>Create new revenue streams </li></ul><ul><li>Transform surplus to profit </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance educational opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen community well-being and nutrition </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lewis County Kitchen Financials <ul><li>$150,000, to build small kitchen from ground up </li></ul><ul><li>$79,000/yr to lease existing multi-purpose space </li></ul><ul><li>Expected revenue: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 1 = $40,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 3 = $96,800 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 5 = $117,128 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Green Village Food Center Multiplier Effect <ul><li>Now: </li></ul><ul><li>$18,000,000 leaves Lewis county/yr </li></ul><ul><li>After year 5, annual revenue = $4,000,000+ </li></ul><ul><li>51% increase in locally circulating food sales revenue </li></ul>
  14. 14. Green Village Food Center Financial Permaculture 2008 Greening a Rural American Community: Hohenwald, TN

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