September 21, 2012
How to turn our budding urban ag/community garden movement into a viable and sustainable leg of our community and our regon's economy, that can lead to new jobs, new wealth creation, opportunities to re-skill disenfranchised out-of-work citizens, garner a share of the influx of new federal, state and non-profit funding opportunities, and help bring positive change to our region through clean industry and improved delivery of locally grown produce.
Business development via creation of a new viable city & regional economy Farming education Finding/developing capital financing opportunities with local financial institutions Being part of building a new enterprise that will lead to a stronger community/society.
Wayne Finley, City of St. Petersburg's Community & Grants Development Officer, Mayor's Ofc
Nothing less than remarkable and outstanding! We're really pulling this togther well and it appears we're nearing the critical mass necessary to take us to the next level.