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Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville

Touch the Soil News #270 When we hear the term “collective” we often think of the old Soviet Union and its collective farms. However, here in the United States, the term has had a more positive re-birth. According to the Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville, “collective” means working together to grow and share healthy food that helps cultivate healthy communities. The big difference is “collective” now means from the bottom up rather than autocratically from the top down. Founded in 2012, the enterprise operates under the umbrella of a larger non-profit called Virginia Organizing. This past year, the “Collective” produced over 17,000 lbs. of fresh vegetable and fruits. Everything was…

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