Integrating Local Food into a city's Parks System

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  1. 9anda1f

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    Vancouver BC: one of the most progressive cities in the world has come up with a 55-point plan to integrate local food production into their parks and recreation system.

    This is especially pertinent to me as we (Columbia Basin Permaculture) are working with the city of Spokane to begin an ongoing program of food forest installations co-joined with the city's parks. Although we don't live in the city (actually about an hour away), it is the nearest place that has a contingent of folks looking to the future (instead of solely into the past ...)

    May this become the wave-of-the-future.

    https://www.cityfarmer.info/2013/07...-local-food-into-parks-and-recreation-system/

    and the city's report:
    https://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/...-vancouver-s-parks-and-recreation-system.aspx
     
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    Love the idea of fruit trees in parks. Should be more of it.
     
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    I had not seen that before Mark, thank you! This looks to be an excellent resource and foundational piece for our Spokane project. Will definitely be spreading this around.
     

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