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Simsbury Community Farm: Rural Sociology


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This is my outcome for a self-guided field trip for an online graduate rural sociology class.

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Simsbury Community Farm: Rural Sociology

  1. 1. Community Farm of Simsbury<br />Kelsey Berry <br />Field Trip #2<br />Rural Sociology<br />
  2. 2. History of “the farm”<br />History of being a “community” location<br />Initiatives:<br />educational programs<br />organic farming to provide foodstuffs for local welfare organizations<br />protection of the neighboring Farmington River<br />preservation of the historic farm and barn<br />
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  4. 4. Rural Sociology Theoretical Perspective on Community Farm of Simsbury<br />Wilkinson’s Interactional Approach?<br />Bottom-up or top down?<br />Community development?<br />Is this a situation upon which to model other farm cooperatives?<br />
  5. 5. Simsbury Farm: A Model?<br />Affluent suburb?<br />Historic role in the community?<br />Town ownership?<br />How to fundraise?<br />