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Proposal: Local Municipal Farm

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pdfThe Shuman Report - Executive Summary
pdfThe Shuman Report - Colorado - Full
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11/25/14
Dear Barrett Township Supervisors and Fellow Residents,

The local municipal farm (LMF) will use existing open space land for property tax relief. This will become an economic vehicle to make our money work for us.

Possible Plans:

  • Farm Store Stand
    • Storefront, multiple sources
    • ServSafe Kitchen
    • Local Restaurants, Diners
    • Separate Farm stands
    • Community Supported Agriculture
    • Greenhouses
  • Products
    • Rabbits
    • Sheep
    • Chickens (egg & meat)
    • Fish (aquaponics)
    • Pork
    • Vegetables
    • Mushrooms
    • Horseradish
    • Maple Syrup
    • Raw Materials (compost - coffee grinds, vermiculture)
  • Benefits:
    • Economic (tax relief)
    • Environmental
    • Health
    • Cultural, Education

Recent economic trends have already caused us to lose various local services. As we all know, food is an essential requirement for human life. By keeping food as the focal point of our local economy, we are reinvesting in our own community wealth.

Further Reading:

 Even More, Google these topics: 

  • Joel Salatin
  • John Symour
  • Masanobu Fukuoka
  • Alan Nation
  • Will Allen (Growing Power)
  • Pamela Warhurst
  • Ron Finnely
  • Michael Pollen - Omnivours Dilemma

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