Urban Farming with Greenhouses and Recycled Water

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Introducing a New Product

CoCo San Sustainable FarmCarolyn Phinney, Ph.D.Bethallyn Black, M.A.

A Project of AgLantis TM

Central Contra Costa Sanitary Districts Buffer Land

Farm Site Map

NUTRITIONAL POVERTYDevastates Development and Health Across the LifespanIt costs $1 a day to feed a child a salad; 35 cents for pizzaMost schools and many families cannot afford sufficient fresh produce for health

The Food Bank cannot get enough fresh vegetables because they are highly perishable and unavailable locally

Global Warming is Increasing Drought,Food Shortages, Prices & Nutritional Poverty

1 in 8 are hungry; 12%; 868 million (UN: FAO 2010-2012)

UN says worldwide food production must increase 70% in next 50 years

1 in 8 Contra Costa residents receive food from Food Bank

About 42% of the children in MDUSD receive free or reduced lunch

CURRENT Ag CAN NOT SUSTAIN THE WORLDS POPULATION

DROUGHT: We Cant Use Our Water Just Once

Breaking Out of the Box: A New Solution: Urban Farming in a City on Public Land Near Recycled Water Facilities

50,000 to 100,000 pounds of Fresh Produce from Field Crops

CoCo San Sustainable Farms Solution

We deploy under-utilized resources to nearly eliminate 4 of the major costs of food production: LAND, WATER, FERTILIZER, and TRANSPORTATION

Medium sized farm on urban public buffer land

Recycled, agricultural-grade water

Recycled water provides free fertilizer

Food Bank will pick up and distribute to clients and schools using existing transportation and distribution systems

Our Business Startup Model: Financially Self-Sustaining in 5-6 Years

CSAsEventsSales to Food Bank and SchoolsPotted Plants & SeedlingsOther Businesses ProductsAdvertisingAgritourism

REDUCE NUTRITIONAL POVERTY

HANDS-ON, INQUIRY-BASED SCIENCE EDUCATIONSoil ScienceWater ScienceMeteorologyPhysicsNutritionHydrology ChemistryPlant BiologyPermaculture

CONSERVATION & CLIMATE SCIENCE: Protecting Our EnvironmentSoil ConservationCarbon SequestrationReducing Carbon footprint of food systemGrowing and delivering locallyNutrients in recycled waterSustainable methodsWater not pumped long distancesEnvironmental EducationWeatherHands-on S.T.E.A.M.Recycled WaterShowcasing Green Businesses

HANDS-ON ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION

ART & AFRICAN DANCEThe Market SceneWall Fountain Made of Recycled Materials in Pittsburg, CA by Nana-Dictta Graves

AFRICAN DANCE

Nana-Dictta Graves

LEARN GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

IMPROVE HEALTH, BUILD POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE, SELF-WORTH BUILDING THEIR COMMUNITY

SCALABLE

1 TRILLION GALLONS WASTEDin Greater Bay Area

5,000+ ACRES BUFFER LANDin CoCoCo

160,000 HUNGRY; 25% CHILDRENIn CoCoCo

NEXT YEAR

CLASSES

Farm DesignFarm Business PlanningIrrigation & HydrologySoil & Water SciencePermaculture & Food ForestsCrops & ClimateEntrepreneurshipSustainable Food Systems Education & Careers

HANDS-ON

Plant PropagationDesign Teaching GardensPlanting an Edible ForestPlanting Bee GardensSoil Amending & MulchingIrrigation Management

SUSTAINABLE Ag and FOOD SYSTEMS DEGREESLocal Community Colleges: Certificate and AA Introduction to Plant BiologyWater ScienceSoils ScienceIrrigationIntegrated Pest ManagementEquipmentPlant IdentificationCrops and ClimateIntro Greenhouse ManagementScience of Compost & Compost Tea

JFKU: Bachelors of ScienceHistory of AgricultureIntro to AgroEcologyHi-Tech Greenhouse MgmtFood Systems and Food JusticeFood Distribution and Marketing Introduction to PermacultureAdvanced IPMPlant PhysiologyAdvanced Water ScienceAdvanced Soils ScienceAg BusinessAg Law and Public Policy

OUR TEAMTHERESASLAMANB.A.BETHALLYN BLACKM.A.CAROLYN PHINNEYPh.D.ROBB KINGSBURYE.E.MARTI CARLSON MPATreasurerVice-PresidentTreasurerPresidentSecretaryConsultantCertifiedTeacherFarm ManagerExecutive DirectorOrganicFarmerInternship Director

KEY PARTNERS: Partial List

CoCo San Sustainable FarmA Project of AgLantis TMCarolyn Phinney, Ph.D.President, Executive Director&Bethallyn Black, M.A.Vice-President, Project Manager

SustainableFarm@comcast.netwww.Salads4Schools.org

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