Begun in 2009, Little Artshram initiated the Urban Farming Collective, and continuing to devote time and energy to actively planning and growing more community gardens, while helping build a local, community-generated food system…..
SAVE THIS DATE for a community gathering and a 30-minute film showing:
“Getting Real about Food and our Future”
Besides the satisfaction and fun of getting in the dirt and growing our own food, there is a serious reason to plant food producing, organic gardens. The growing oil, water, and climate crises threatens food security in all communities. And we want to do something about this NOW rather than later in Traverse City. This film by Chris Bedford looks at the deeper issues of food security and community survival in this new age of global chaos and scarcity. “Getting Real about Food & the Future” features the wisdom of local gardeners, farmers and community activists in Muskegon, Michigan, along with John McKnight, Bill McDonough, Lester Brown, Bob Costanza, and David Korten, and can be viewed as a spring-board of inspiration for Traverse City, as well.
This is a 30 minute film designed to help communities and neighborhoods take the first steps towards food security and a thriving economic future in the Post-Petroleum era. “Getting Real about Food & the Future” (GRAFF) is designed for organizing and action, not just discussion. It emphasizes solutions and answers to the deepest problems of transition to the new food economy.
“HOW-to: FOOD & OUR FUTURE in Traverse City”
Saturday, March 10th, 6-8 pm
@ Cogs Creek Studios/Tribalive
124 N. Maple St., Traverse City, MI
We will be using the information gathered from our first meeting as a spring board for this second meeting. We hope to leave with a timeline and action plan and many worker bees signed up for specific jobs. Please come and help with all the buzzing for new gardens in the Cadillac area!!!
The Urban Farming Collective in Traverse City is launching a program where street-scapes, empty lots, yards, and neighborhood and community gardens landscapes can transform Traverse City into bountiful foodscapes!
By insuring that as many people as possible grow their own food, or help each other through neighborhood food-growing alliances, we can help provide for our own needs and not have to rely on food that has to be transported from a long distance. The benefits of local food are enormous!
Please join us for this fun and valuable community-wide project. We need people of diverse skills to be involved. Artists, photographers, community organizers, gardeners, farmers, teachers, public speakers, writers, sponsors, carpenters, volunteers of all types are welcome!
Everyone has something to bring to the table in the Urban Farming Collective. You may have an interest in starting pots of tomatoes on your deck, or organizing a community garden, or anything in between! We need your input! It takes many worker bees to grow a thriving, local food system!!!
This is a unique opportunity for our community to become even stronger as we work together to reach this goal.
More about the Urban Farming Collective:
Do you currently have a Community Garden in Traverse City, or, would you like to begin one in your neighborhood? Are you a chicken farmer, a bee-keeper, a front or back yard gardener, a seed-saver, a soil-manager? Join us and help grow our local, urban farming and gardening movement!
The Urban Farming Collective is creating a Traverse City based network to meet the growing needs and interest in urban farming and the building of a local food system, while encouraging a lower energy lifestyle.
Join the Urban Farming Collective (UFC) and contribute your good ideas to create a citizen-based, local food system for all. The UFC is collectively organized, offering information about potential and new Community Garden sites, workshops, programs and events, as we continue to deepen our permaculture roots, socializing in our yards and neighborhood gardens, eating good food and encouraging a local economy!
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