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Regional Food Awareness

Positive Future #828 (Feature photo – The Seal of the City of Atlanta – Public Domain)

Value Walk news portal brings us the story of how non-profit urban farming development is taking on new dimensions. Atlanta, Georgia is at the heart of a metropolitan area of some 6.7 million people. The Food Well Alliance and the Atlanta Regional Commission are working together to create a new City Agriculture Plan.

Helping spur the initiative is a $250,000 USDA grant to finance the effort. Regional food awareness is a concept that may be more important than national agricultural plans. Regional food awareness is a new kind of safety net for food security that is long overdue. You can read the story here:

http://cityfarmer.info/usda-awards-atlanta-regions-first-city-agriculture-plan/

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