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What is Urban Agriculture? What is Jamestown Urban Farmer?
What is Urban Agriculture?
Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, growing, processing and distributing food in, or around, a village, town or city. As the world's population continues to increase and as more and more people live in urban areas and cities, the demand for safely and quickly grown food that is safe and nutritious, increases at a rate that the current industrial farming model cannot and will not continue to sustain.
We, as a species, spend and consume too much of our natural resources planting, growing, and transporting our food using the current agricultural models. That is where Urban Agriculture comes into play. Urban Agriculture will drastically reduce our carbon foot print and contribute to a more locally minded economy of scale.
What is Jamestown Urban Farmer?
Jamestown Urban Farmer is a small community based urban farm project being developed by the Mascelli family in Jamestown, NY. It is located on property that is between Barrows and Allen Streets respectively. It is a sustainability minded entity that embodies the principals of sustainable urban agriculture. By extension, the "farm" will become the local model and "incubator" for sustainable urban agriculture in Jamestown, NY.
How will we do this?
Using renewable and sustainable growing methods like hydroponics, aqua-ponics, micro-orchards, and greenhouses supported by aqua-ponics, healthy, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food can be produced right here in Jamestown that can be made accessible to persons from all walks of life.
At Jamestown Urban Farmer it is our goal to expand the reach of Urban Agriculture by helping people to grow their own food, supporting our local farmer's markets, and promoting, learning, and teaching sustainable agricultural methods that will literally keep the human race alive. It is our sincere intention to become the model for sustainable Urban Agriculture in Jamestown, NY and by extension, Chautauqua County.
We can also help people to start their own Urban Farm in their backyard. We will design your urban garden in AutoCAD, provide you with planning and site layout drawings, build your raised beds and install and plant them with high quality soil. Go to our Urban Farming page to find out more.
We invite you to Contact Us for a free consultation! Happy Farming to you!