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Growing Community Resilience: Empowering Neighborhoods with Tools of Design for the Northern Climate.

Biebrauer, Anna.

The intent of this handbook is to provide interested urban farmers, gardeners, and community groups with a basic design primer for creating a pocket farm, community garden, or community supported agriculture (CSA). I have gathered basic components of urban agriculture, researched multiple precedents, and offered a design eye about how to arrange them, what to consider, and how each element might be constructed, perceived, or used by farmers and their surrounding community. I also included preliminary questions a designer initially asks upon seeing a site for the first time and tailored them to the needs of urban agriculture. Lastly, unless otherwise noted, all ideas and plants suggested are for the Northern climate (hardy to USDA Zone 4).

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Conducted on behalf of McKInley Community CSA. Supported by Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
54 pp.
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