A National Demonstration Model for
Community Economic Development
Social Entrepreneurs
Non Profit – MicroVenture Support
For Profit – The Family Fish Farms Network,

Advocates – Activists
...
The Vision: Green Ivy City
• The Sustainable Eco Campus
– A Food Hub
– Focused Workforce Development
– NEW Green Industry
...
Sustainable Economically

Profitable

Enterprise

Sustainable Environmentally

Renewable

Technologies

Sustainable Social...
The Problems We Solve
1.
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3.
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6.
7.
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Community Opposition to Development
The Gentrification Issue
Quality of Co...
Solutions Strategies

Existing
Development
Plans

Link Commercial
Development to
Jobs

Build Pro Active
Partnerships
Sustainable Eco Campus
•

Eat Here
–

•

Work Here
–

•

New work models of
participation and
ownership

Live Here
–

•

F...
Stakeholders
The Community
• Residents
• ANC
• Ward
• City

Private Sector
• New & Existing Enterprises
• Commercial Devel...
Alliance Initiatives
Sustainable Eco Campus & Food Hub
New Green Urban Farming Industry
Community Recycled Rain Water (gre...
Food Hub
The Food Hub
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Green Urban Farms
Clean-Tech
Existing Base Focus
Integrated Permaculture
Add – Food aggre...
Community Water Catchment
Storm Water
Reclamation
Multiple green roofs support:
– linked water management
– Processing and...
Community Renewable Energy
Generation
Anaerobic Digester
Production of biogas
Cogen for local energy

Biomass from food pr...
University Partnership
Potential University
projects
• Agricultural Research
– Nutritional density of
aquaponically raised...
New Green Urban Farming
Industry
Partnership with
ProFish
Committed 6K sq.ft.
site
Recirculating System
Vertical Growing
C...
Citizen’s Land Collaborative
• Enable Community
Ownership of Fixed
Assets

• Real Estate
• Businesses
• Land and
Buildings
Expanded Innovative Work Models
Enables Worker Ownership
•

Employee Stock Ownership Plans
– ESOP’s provide for tax shelte...
A NEW Green Industry!
• Jobs for the 22nd
Century
•
•
•

Fresh, Locally
Grown Food
65-250 Green Jobs
Urban Aquaponic
Micro...
Thank You!
"Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed, it's the only t...
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A Proposal for the first triple bottom line commercial real estate development project in Ivy City, one of the poorest sections of our Nation's Capitol!

Profit has always been the single most important driver for commercial real estate. Recently, with the advent of LEEDS certifications, cities have been demanding the developers address environmental concerns. However, the social dimension has long been ignored, with the term Gentrification a code term for eliminating poorer residents and essentially busting the neighborhood and replacing residents with more upscale clientele.

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  • In addition to the overall community economic development impact upon the neighborhoods and communities in which our urban farms are created, in addition to the significant environmental benefits … In addition to over 100 new green jobs and a new industry for The District of Columbia. In addition:The Family Fish Farms Network, Inc. will be fully employee owned. Each worker an equal owner. Equal ownership means full voting rights for each worker equal to that of the president of the company.Each vested worker will be building a personal estate sheltered from all taxes until they leave or retire from the company.With the exception of key technical personnel, all hires will be made from within the community – a 100% local hiring practice. Our priorities are: Community, Single Parents, Veterans.Outreach – youth and community participation is critical. We plan a maximum involvement program with tours, school class and teacher training, along with cooking classes and, in cooperation with city restaurants, double food stamps and WICK programs.
  • The Sustainable Eco Campus

    1. 1. A National Demonstration Model for Community Economic Development
    2. 2. Social Entrepreneurs Non Profit – MicroVenture Support For Profit – The Family Fish Farms Network, Advocates – Activists • Dedicated to Positive Measurable Change Economic & Social Justice • Without Economic Justice There can be no Social Justice Operating Model – Micro UP • Principles of Micro UP 1. Link Organically 2. Practice Integrity 3. .Build a Social Support Net
    3. 3. The Vision: Green Ivy City • The Sustainable Eco Campus – A Food Hub – Focused Workforce Development – NEW Green Industry – New Models for Worker Participation – Expanded Home Ownership – Community Profits from Success
    4. 4. Sustainable Economically Profitable Enterprise Sustainable Environmentally Renewable Technologies Sustainable Socially Community Economic Participation The Vision: Green Ivy City ....a rising tide should lift all boats John F. Kennedy.
    5. 5. The Problems We Solve 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Community Opposition to Development The Gentrification Issue Quality of Community Infrastructure Low Commercial (and residential) Property Values Lack of Decent Jobs with a Future Urban Blight Municipal Neglect Environmental Degradation
    6. 6. Solutions Strategies Existing Development Plans Link Commercial Development to Jobs Build Pro Active Partnerships
    7. 7. Sustainable Eco Campus • Eat Here – • Work Here – • New work models of participation and ownership Live Here – • Food grown, processed, prepared, and served Partner with Habitat for livable eco friendly Community owned Housing Play Here – International restaurants, night clubs, green space, parks and recreation
    8. 8. Stakeholders The Community • Residents • ANC • Ward • City Private Sector • New & Existing Enterprises • Commercial Development • Financial Institutions Civil Society • Universities • Non Profits • Foundations • Municipal Gov’t
    9. 9. Alliance Initiatives Sustainable Eco Campus & Food Hub New Green Urban Farming Industry Community Recycled Rain Water (green roof) system Off-the-grid Community Renewable Energy University Research Partnership Citizen’s Land Bank Program Expanded Innovative Work Models
    10. 10. Food Hub The Food Hub – – – – – Green Urban Farms Clean-Tech Existing Base Focus Integrated Permaculture Add – Food aggregating, Micro Processing, Retail, Restaurants – Link to Farmers Market – Destination Venue
    11. 11. Community Water Catchment Storm Water Reclamation Multiple green roofs support: – linked water management – Processing and distribution of gray water – Computer monitored and controlled efficient process
    12. 12. Community Renewable Energy Generation Anaerobic Digester Production of biogas Cogen for local energy Biomass from food production provides fuel Off-the-grid energy possible for all of Ivy City
    13. 13. University Partnership Potential University projects • Agricultural Research – Nutritional density of aquaponically raised vegetables vs. farm raised – B School Research • Strategy for commercially viable aquaponics urban farms. – Performance Based Technical Training – Validation and efficacy of methodology Technical Rigor Evidence Based Research Talent Interns National Demonstration Project
    14. 14. New Green Urban Farming Industry Partnership with ProFish Committed 6K sq.ft. site Recirculating System Vertical Growing Closed loop environmental controls $5 Million Private Equity Contract for two rounds of funding with Foley lardner LLc $15 Million Industrial Revenue Bond The Family Fish Farms Network
    15. 15. Citizen’s Land Collaborative • Enable Community Ownership of Fixed Assets • Real Estate • Businesses • Land and Buildings
    16. 16. Expanded Innovative Work Models Enables Worker Ownership • Employee Stock Ownership Plans – ESOP’s provide for tax sheltered leveraged – buy outs of businesses – Workers share in company profits and ownership – Purchase financed from future earnings and with before tax dollars – Costs Individual Employee Nothing – No contingent liability • Cooperative Ownership – Joint company ownership
    17. 17. A NEW Green Industry! • Jobs for the 22nd Century • • • Fresh, Locally Grown Food 65-250 Green Jobs Urban Aquaponic Micro Farms A Culture of Ownership • The Just Management Model Our Policy: Veteran First Preference Hiring
    18. 18. Thank You! "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

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