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A Greener,Tastier Downtown Bryan in the Works

Crop gardens might soon be popping up throughout historic downtown Bryan.

Project Manager Joan Quintana says the Distributed Urban Farming Initiative aims to encourage good food, good health, and good growth in communities by showing urban residents how to plant vegetables in a way that’s manageable and attractive, even when there isn’t much space.

There’s a test garden that anyone can visit at the Federal Building, but Quintana says donations will help them to begin planting small, edible crop gardens in other areas of downtown.

She says they plan to use city lots that aren’t being used and they hope to eventually make the crops available to schoolchildren and downtown restaurants.

Quintana says that fresher produce is, the greater its nutritional value, and DUFI’s goal is to provide places where children and adults can be reintroduced to their food.

She says healthier communities have healthier employees, which attracts businesses and helps the local economy to grow.

Quintana says they aim to raise $15,000 before Sunday, December 9th, in order to obtain the  tools, materials, and seeds necessary to move past the pilot stage.

CLICK HERE for quick access to the Distributed Urban Farming Initiative website.

CLICK HERE to be directed to the fundraising page.

JoanQuintana111612.mp3Joan Quintana visits with WTAW’s Kat McMullen

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Posted by on Nov 26 2012. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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