Community Owned Agriculture (COA): A Step Beyond Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

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Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 10:00 - 12:00

Place:  Cahoots Coffee Bar, 1562 Selby Ave., St. Paul

How can city folks farm in the country?  What would it take to become
a food producer on actual farmland, without living in the country?
And why would city folks want to do this, when they can grow food at
a community garden close to home, or contract with a CSA farmer, or
shop at a farmer's market?

Some reasons:

*  To produce essential crops that need more acreage than the city
usually provides, such as grains
*  To actually own production on a long-term lease or purchase of the
land
*  To invest assets into real, productive property
*  To become part of a group that works together based on interest
and investment, without necessarily doing farm work
*  To participate in a new type of land and farming reform
*  To opt further out of the industrial agriculture system
*  To slowly learn the essentials of farming, if desired, for future
purposes

This workshop presents a new concept in farming--how to become a co-
producer, with others, of food on agricultural land leased or
purchased by the group.  It describes the first COA effort and how to participate in it.

Presenters: Wilhelm and Leslie Reindl

Sponsored by Wilderness Connections, St. Paul
FFI [email protected], 651-633-4410=

 

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