Fleet Farming In Jacksonville, Florida

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 8:30 p.m. EST

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Overview

The topic for this event was fleet farming and the planning focus was bringing sustainable healthy food sources to communities. Fleet farming was featured in Planning January 2017. Fleet farming involves food gardens in a group of front yards that are maintained by volunteers and the harvest goes to local restaurants and markets within a bicycle ride distance. Melissa described how fleet farming works in Orlando and Oakland and the carbon footprint reduction as a result of fleet farming. Melissa then laid out the plan for bringing fleet farming to Jacksonville. Compliance with zoning codes and coordinated with local organizations such as RAP were discussed.

Speakers

Melissa Beaudry

Melissa Beaudry is a Public Affairs Consultant at Langton Consulting where she works with local governments to secure state and federal grant funding for their needs. She is also the Lead Planner of the Gulf Consortium consultant team to develop the State Expenditure Plan under the RESTORE Act for the ... Read More

Contact Info

Elizabeth Payne, epayne@nefrc.org