Sunday, February 13, 2011

Community Gardens vs Community Farms



Urban Farming Project Sites
Feeding any large city requires much more than small scale community projects like community gardens. Such projects are useful educational & recruiting vehicles but community urban farming will maximize land base utilization and produce food on a scale that will help us meet imagineCalgary targets for food production.
Built environment and infrastructure system targets
Food
T1 By 2036, Calgarians support local food production.
T2 By 2036, Calgary maintains access to reliable and quality food sources.
T3 By 2036, 100 per cent of Calgary’s food supply derives from sources that practice sustainable food production.
T4 By 2010, 100 per cent of Calgarians have access to nutritious foods.

Natural environment system targets
Land and soil
T2 By 2036, sustainable urban food production increases to five per cent.
T3 By 2036, the consumption of urban- and regionally produced food by Calgarians increases to 30 per cent.
T4 By 2010, 100 per cent of Calgarians have access to nutritious foods.