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Proposal: Local Municipal Farm

[Edit 1/24/18]

A local composting program was discussed at the Barrett Township Supervisor Meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  Based on comments from the supervisors, their position on a community composting program is that it's a great idea.  However, they feel that composting should be done privately, between neighbors, friends, and the like.  We encourage interested parties to review the following PDF resources about composting and start doing it at home! 

And, if you start composting and start getting a foul odor, you need to add more wood chips, saw dust, or similar substances to your compost pile.  

Further Reading on Composting:

 

[Edit 10/1/15]

We noticed that the Shuman Report that we linked to previously has been removed.  We are reposting it here:
pdfThe Shuman Report - Executive Summary
pdfThe Shuman Report - Colorado - Full
pdfThe Shuman Report - Michigan - Full

 

11/25/14
Dear Barrett Township Supervisors and Fellow Residents,

The local municipal farm (LMF) will use existing open space land for property tax relief. This will become an economic vehicle to make our money work for us.

Possible Plans:

  • Farm Store Stand
    • Storefront, multiple sources
    • ServSafe Kitchen
    • Local Restaurants, Diners
    • Separate Farm stands
    • Community Supported Agriculture
    • Greenhouses
  • Products
    • Rabbits
    • Sheep
    • Chickens (egg & meat)
    • Fish (aquaponics)
    • Pork
    • Vegetables
    • Mushrooms
    • Horseradish
    • Maple Syrup
    • Raw Materials (compost - coffee grinds, vermiculture)
  • Benefits:
    • Economic (tax relief)
    • Environmental
    • Health
    • Cultural, Education

Recent economic trends have already caused us to lose various local services. As we all know, food is an essential requirement for human life. By keeping food as the focal point of our local economy, we are reinvesting in our own community wealth.

Further Reading:

 Even More, Google these topics: 

  • Joel Salatin
  • John Symour
  • Masanobu Fukuoka
  • Alan Nation
  • Will Allen (Growing Power)
  • Pamela Warhurst
  • Ron Finnely
  • Michael Pollen - Omnivours Dilemma
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