Begun in 2009, Little Artshram’s Urban Farming Collective, still actively planning and growing more community gardens and helping build a local, community-generated food system…..
“HOW-to: FOOD & OUR FUTURE in Traverse City”
Urban Farming Collective featured at the March Continual University Series
SAVE THIS DATE for a community gathering:
Saturday, March 10th, 6-8 pm
@ Cogs Creek Studios/Tribalive
124 N. Maple St., Traverse City, MI
About the event: After viewing a short 30-minute film “Getting Real About Food and Our Future” by Christopher Bedford, along with the active community garden on the barns property, we hope to begin to organize a network of community and neighborhood garden sites, and leave with a timeline and action plan to continue through the growing season. Please come and help with all the buzzing for MORE and new gardens in the Traverse City area!!!
The Urban Farming Collective in Traverse City is launching this 2012 gardening program where street-scapes, empty lots, yards, and neighborhood and community gardens can be 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 the TC 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!
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-510-3491