FarmCity presentation for Neighborhood Partnership Network's Capacity College

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FarmCity is NOFFN's new initiative to increase the number of land-based projects on vacant lots in New Orleans -- through assistance in acquiring the land, incubation of the projects, offering resources and technical assistance, market development, and training.

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FarmCity presentation for Neighborhood Partnership Network's Capacity College

  1. 1. Sanjay Kharod Executive Director sanjay@noffn.org 1838 Feliciana Street New Orleans, LA 70117 504.872.0745 www.noffn.org info@noffn.org
  2. 2. Issues  Food Deserts  Blighted Neighborhoods  Abundance of Vacant Land  Market Demand for Local Food  Not Enough Farmers  Limited Income Opportunities in Poor Neighborhoods
  3. 3. Gentilly Ge
  4. 4. Lakeview
  5. 5. Algiers 7th Ward
  6. 6. Dwyer Canal
  7. 7. Land Issues Training & Mentoring Financing Market Development 4 obstacles to establishing sustainable projects
  8. 8. A support infrastructure for projects like: Farms Community Gardens Neighborhood Orchards Pocket Parks Community Space
  9. 9. A resource base of materials and information; organizing, education, and training; and the incubation of food and farm projects.
  10. 10. Goals  Develop pathways for entrepreneurial growers, market farmers, neighborhood groups to acquire vacant land (govt. agencies & private landowners) for land-based projects.  Assure landowners that proposed projects will happen and be sustained.  Provide project incubation assistance through project development, training/mentoring, finance options, and accessing markets.
  11. 11. Land Issues Training & Land Mentoring Access (Living Lots NOLA Map) Financing Property Liability Insurance Market Development Soil Testing Water Hookup Soil & Compost Resources
  12. 12. Land Issues Training & Mentoring Financing Mentoring/ Internships Market Development Community Workshops Growers Guide Wiki Farmer Trainings
  13. 13. Land Issues Training & Mentoring Financing Market Development Farm Financing Reference Business Plan Guidance (GoodWork) Funding Resource Directory
  14. 14. Land IssuesSafety Food Guidelines Training & Mentoring Harvest Calendar Product Liability Insurance Good Agricultural Practices Available Markets Financing Market Development Certified Kitchens
  15. 15. Code for Living Lots NOLA is here: https://github.com/596acres All of the code that interacts with New Orleans data is here: https://github.com/596acres/noladata The site is still in development and password protected: log in: http://livinglotsnola.org/login/ username: livinglotsnolapreview password: alpha

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