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Growing an Urban Farm

Little City Gardens is a blossoming urban farming business located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Farmers Brooke Budner and Caitlyn...

Little City Gardens is a blossoming urban farming business located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Farmers Brooke Budner and Caitlyn Galloway produce an artisinal salad mix, braising mix and culinary herbs, which they sell weekly to a restaurant, and neighborhood subscribers.As they work, they are developing and analyzing the potential of urban micro-farms to be financially viable within the local market economy. Little City Gardens aims to serve a diverse population and build a community dialogue about food systems, by involving and educating members in their processes and problem-solving. They're expanding to a larger lot this spring and are trying an innovative fundraising approach: they've posted their project on Kickstarter a relatively new funding platform for artists, writers, musicians, inventors, and the like who are big on good ideas but short on capital. Supporters can help fund Little City's effort for as little as $5.Image courtesy of Little City GardensThis post originally appeared on www.refresheverything.com, as part of GOOD's collaboration with the Pepsi Refresh Project, a catalyst for world-changing ideas. Find out more about the Refresh campaign, or to submit your own idea today.
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