Charlotte Urban Farm Project

idea by lindsaylaplante


What is your idea and how will it increase Millennial civic engagement in your community?:

Some of the biggest issues that face us as a society are income inequality, crushing debt, lack of job opportunity and relevant training, an ailing system of healthcare, and lack of access to healthy food. The heart of my project lies in tackling these issues at the crossroads of their roots as opposed to putting bandages on symptoms. My project seeks to facilitate the space to foster civic engagement and community development by meeting people where they are with respect to these issues. Instead of creating projects directly, the aim is to provide the space to allow the community to initiate projects that are tailored to itself. By asking how the project might support others, we will build bridges with the common goal of a networked community that values healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet. This is ideal for Millenials such as myself as we find ourselves oftentimes with ambition and talent to spare but no sustainable, socially responsible employment options.

How would your idea be implemented?:

I have been researching and building this project for over a year now. A couple of farm sites have already been secured and a great deal of time has been invested into establishing community partnerships. The Project relies completely on recycled, borrowed and donated material at this point. Moving forward, our first farm site must be finished and, through community relationships, other farm sites will be secured. In partnership with other organizations with similar goals, we are working to establish educational programs that will be recognized across agencies for both adults and youth. We will establish community-based CSA’s and will lay the groundwork for a much needed Charlotte-area food co-op system that centers on our food deserts.

Where does your project take place?:

Across Charlotte, NC.

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by amanda.uher
over 3 years ago | Reply

Thank you Amanda!! Let us know if you would like to get involved in some way!! :)

by lindsaylaplante
over 3 years ago | Reply

Absolutely, part of our goal is to engage as much of the community as possible! Email us! info@clturbanfarm.org
And you can submit your vote by clicking 'vote for this project' and then clicking on the link that they will send to you in your email. Share with your friends, guys! We need all the support we can get!! :)

by lindsaylaplante
over 3 years ago | Reply

How do you submit your vote?

by michael.greenspon
over 3 years ago | Reply

I love this idea!!! Is there any way to get involved other than just voting :-)

by cccc22
over 3 years ago | Reply

Hi everyone! We need your votes! Come read more about what we are doing here: http://www.clturbanfarm.org/-about-us.html
Thanks very much for checking out CUFP...your votes are helping us help the Charlotte community empower themselves (beginning in the refugee community here in the city) through the production of healthy, fresh food. Healthy food, healthy people, healthy planet! :)

by lindsaylaplante
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Tuesday, May 15

Submission Ended
Wednesday, June 13
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Wednesday, June 13

Voting Ended
Friday, June 29
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Friday, July 06

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