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Agritopia®

Agritopia®

Agritopia® community is something of a modern-day village set within the urban fabric of the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. The name says it all: Agritopia® is about preserving urban agriculture and integrating it into the most neighborly, well-designed community possible. It is a principle-driven development that puts people and relationships ahead of money and trendiness. We believe that a simple life with friends and family is a rich life. The design of the community is intended to break down the traditional barriers between people to encourage formation of real community among people of varied backgrounds.

The community comprises 450 residential lots along with commercial, agricultural, and open-space tracts. Agritopia is gridded with tree-lined streets and pathways to make the entire project accessible to pedestrians. The major connector street within the community is Agritopia Loop, which arcs its way from Ray Road north and east to Higley Road. The farm office is on Ray Road, one-quarter mile west of Higley Road in the Agro-commercial area.

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Agritopia®

Agritopia® community is something of a modern-day village set within the urban fabric of the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. The name says it all: Agritopia® is about preserving urban agriculture and integrating it into the most neighborly, well-designed community possible. It is a principle-driven development that puts people and relationships ahead of money and trendiness. We believe that a simple life with friends and family is a rich life. The design of the community is intended to break down the traditional barriers between people to encourage formation of real community among people of varied backgrounds.

The community comprises 450 residential lots along with commercial, agricultural, and open-space tracts. Agritopia is gridded with tree-lined streets and pathways to make the entire project accessible to pedestrians. The major connector street within the community is Agritopia Loop, which arcs its way from Ray Road north and east to Higley Road. The farm office is on Ray Road, one-quarter mile west of Higley Road in the Agro-commercial area.

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Root ‘N Roost Farm

Root ‘N Roost Farm

Owned and operated by Sean and Cheyenne Zigmund, we are an all-natural, human-powered, human-scale farm. All our farm-fresh products are grown by hand, using no machinery and only hand tools.

Pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, and people help us work the land instead of using petroleum-powered machinery, bringing you only the freshest vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit! Unadulterated and unabashedly delicious and nutritious!

We practice permaculture-based no-till farming, and never use synthetic chemicals—pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, etc. Our food is grown as naturally as possible, and you’re welcome to come to our farm to see for yourself.

Unlike the common practices of most farms today, compost, cover crops, and composted manure are the only things used to keep our soil, crops, and animals healthy and happy!

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Oakhill Organics

Oakhill Organics

Oakhill Organics is a family-run farm located on Grand Island, just south of Dayton, Oregon. We grow vegetables, raise animals for meat and eggs, and much more. We grow everything we sell right here on our 100+ acres, and everything that we grow is sold directly to customers here in Yamhill County!

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Mountain View Farm

Mountain View Farm

Mountain View Farm is a community-supported agriculture (CSA) project serving Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley. Members visit the farm in Easthampton, Massachusetts, at the base of beautiful Mt. Tom throughout the growing season to pick up their share of seasonally available produce as well as a wide variety of u-pick crops.

All of our produce is grown without the use of chemicals and in compliance with organic standards and practices. No chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers are used.

Ben Perrault and Liz Adler have been farming in Easthampton since 2005. We have two kids (hopefully future farm workers), Ollie—who is seven years old—and Nathaniel, who is four.

Our mission is to have a viable, family-friendly farm that provides our community with nutritious, fresh, safe produce. We use sustainable farming practices that prioritize soil health and vitality.

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New Roots for Refugees

New Roots for Refugees

New Roots is strengthening refugee families and building the local food system.

Imagine fleeing your homeland, fearing for your life and the lives of your family. You leave behind your home, your livelihood, and your possessions to find yourself in a crowded camp with thousands of others who have also fled their homes. You want a better life for yourself and your family, but because of political upheaval and the realities of life in a refugee camp, you can’t see a way to make that happen. You have no job and few rights. This is the life of a refugee. After years of waiting and rounds of interviews, you finally get help. But you are not going home. You are going to a new country. In this new country you do not speak the language, you do not dress the same, you do not have the same customs. There are new ways to do everything. You are happy and scared at the same time.

You must put down new roots and establish a new home.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas resettles refugees in the Kansas City area, offering case management, job development, English classes, and hope for those who have suffered for too long. New Roots for Refugees, a program started by Catholic Charities in partnership with Cultivate KC, helps refugee women put down new roots by helping them to start their own small farm businesses growing and selling vegetables. New Roots builds on the strengths and experience that the refugees already possess. Farming is a familiar livelihood that offers them some measure of self-determination and self-sufficiency, healthy food for their families, extra income, and a context for settling into their new communities. Agriculture allows them to put down new roots, metaphorically and literally, and to become citizens who produce and give to their new communities. In the New Roots Program, participants start farming with significant training and support from Catholic Charities and Cultivate KC staff. As their farm businesses become established and they develop more skills, they move to greater financial and managerial independence. Eventually they are able to move onto their own land and operate independently.

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Robin Hollow Farm

Robin Hollow Farm

Your farmers, Mike, Polly, and crew grow a wide range of gorgeous flowers and plants in the fields and greenhouses on five acres in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, just minutes from Newport and Providence.

Our flowers go to farmers markets, weddings, and events, and to DIY customers. As a working farm, we are not set up for drop-in visits. See our on-farm events page for our open houses and more information, and check out our classes page if you want to know more about our classes and lectures.

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Rainshadow Organics

Rainshadow Organics

Rainshadow Organics is a market garden located at Lawrence Farms, where we have farmed and gardened for over 25 years. We are located 15 miles northeast of Sisters, Oregon. We have a full-diet farm with dozens of varieties of certified-organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, beef, and grains on 80 acres.

All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through a CSA program, to local restaurants, and a farmers market.

We are dedicated to growing healthy food in a sustainably organic way. Our family farm is operated by ourselves and our only daughter, Sarahlee, who grew up on the farm, with her husband Ashanti. We are proud to provide our community with locally grown food that is good for the people and our land.

In a land of zero frost-free days and searing heat, we can’t wait for you to behold the fruits of our bounty. We raise heirloom vegetables and heritage breeds that are adapted to our harsh high desert climate, but we also have a passive four-season greenhouse for winter and early starts and ten larger season-extending greenhouses. We are certified organic and use only sustainable practices, no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides.

Our soil fertility is built with our composted horse manure. We also employ our chickens and an army of worms who supply castings for worm tea that we inject into our irrigation system. We foster an intricate ecosystem with companion planting, nutrient cycles, flowers, bees, riparian areas, crop rotation, and undisturbed native desert. We also collect waste fryer oil from local restaurants, then recycle it to run our delivery truck on. We pride ourselves on looping our nutrients and resources into our community and back to our land.

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