Teach for Farm-erica

by Melissa Legge | Jul 15, 2011
| 2 Comments

Summary:

It brings together community, and helps people see how this works. It also equips neighbors to teach neighbors in peer-to-peer learning.

About You

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About You

First Name

Melissa

Last Name

Legge

Country

United States, MN

City

Minneapolis

About Your Organization

Organization Name

Organization Website

Your Idea

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Name your idea

Teach for Farm-erica

Describe how you would use $15,000 to help your community become aware of and address water issues in Minnesota.

I would use $15K to work with an urban farm in Minneapolis to demo the best gray water re-use, runoff management practices that people in the surrounding neighborhood could learn about and apply in their own homes. Funding would go for mostly re-used supplies and time for the farmers to open up their farms to the community for trainings and consultations with other urban farmers.

How do you define your "community"?. How are water issues affecting your community?

My community is south Minneapolis. A water issue is runoff from inpervious surfaces and houses/buildings, which sends toxins into the Mississippi River.

Innovation

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Describe how your idea is creative.

It brings together community, and helps people see how this works. It also equips neighbors to teach neighbors in peer-to-peer learning.

Impact

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Describe how how you expect your idea to make a difference in your community.

People would build relationships around transforming their neighborhood, and interested people would have an easy place to share ideas. Plus, all that water would be saved, reused, and cleaned before going to the Mississippi River.

Sustainability and Growth

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Describe how your idea will "stick" in your community and how you think it could be repeated in other communities.

People will be excited to see the change happening as the system gets built, and it will be a social event as well.

hayworth structure said: Farmers are really important because if we dont have farmers no one will plant and harvest rice, fruits, and vegetables for us. - C. ... about this Competition Entry. - 2007 days ago read more >
Erik Anderson said: I love the name! Do you have any farm partner in mind? about this Competition Entry. - 3018 days ago read more >

Melissa Legge submitted this idea. - 3018 days ago