Garden District Initiative

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Join us for the first in a series of community meetings for the Garden District Initiative. These meetings are aimed at getting community support and input for the creation of a "Garden District" in the neighborhood surrounding the Faulkner County Library (1900 Tyler St, Conway). 

The "Garden District" idea is inspired by the concept of Food Innovation District. A food innovation district is a geographic concentration of food-oriented businesses, services, and community activities that local governments support through planning and economic development initiatives in order to promote a positive business environment, spur regional food system development, and increase access to local food.

There are numerous assets and potential partners that already exist in Conway's potential Garden District, including: Bell Urban Farm, the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project, New South Coop CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) pick-up , the Conway Farm to School initiative and school gardens, and Hendrix College.

Food innovation districts support the resource- and idea-sharing that occurs when food entrepreneurs and related initiatives work in close proximity. Activities in these districts include: • Regional food hubs • Business incubators • Farm-to-table retail and restaurants • Farmers markets • Food festivals and other events • Nutrition and cooking education • Healthy food assistance • Urban agriculture production • Community kitchens. 

For more info on food innovation districts visit http://www.canr.msu.edu/foodsystems/uploads/files/fid-guide.pdf

If you live in the neighborhood or are simply interested in the idea please join us!!

Meetings will take place at the Library. 

If you can't make it to the meeting but are interested in participating in future ones please contact Zack McCannon at zmccannon@gmail.com 

WHEN
January 25, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Faulkner County Library
CONTACT
Zack McCannon ·
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Sarah Lane Zack McCannon Shawn Goicoechea Kim Doughty

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