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The mission of Grow Food Northampton is to promote food security by advancing sustainable agriculture in the Northampton, MA area.
To increase local food access, we ...
- Steward a sustainable community farm that provides food for the local community.
- Manage an organic community garden.
- Facilitate the preservation of farms and prime farmland in our area.
- Make affordable garden space and nutritious local food more available to disadvantaged populations.
- Provide new farmers with affordable farmland for lease.
- Encourage innovative farming and gardening methods among local food growers.
To foster education in sustainable, organic agriculture we ...
- Provide hands-on learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture and facilitate the sharing of information, tools and resources.
- Establish educational partnerships with local schools, service agencies, and other agricultural organizations.
- Disseminate broadly up-to-date information & resources regarding local agriculture, and archive & share our "lessons learned".
To support the creation of a local, vibrant sustainable agriculture economy, we...
- Assist in the creation and execution of a broadly supported "agricultural vision" for Northampton.
- Collaborate with agricultural and farm conservation organizations, and food-producers throughout the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts to identify and fill gaps in our current food system.
- Spotlight the benefits of small-scale, sustainable agriculture over industrial farming.
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