A Community Built Around Food

Vancouver's South East False Creek community is making the production of food one of the major aspects of its preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Its emphasis on local food production is a model other cities may look to follow.

"This is architecture - and entire urban landscapes - designed to fulfil our ever-growing need for food."

"Could we make our cities more sustainable - even self-sufficient - if the need to grow food locally was designed into every stage of building, from drawing board to decor?"

"South East False Creek in Vancouver could be one of the world's first purpose-built sustainable communities, with growing food at the top of the list of priorities."

"Eighty acres of former industrial land south of the city centre is being developed as part of the plans for Vancouver's Winter Olympics in 2010."

"The city has pledged to create 2,010 new growing spaces to provide food for the Games - something that could be copied in London."

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Development Supported Agriculture (DSA)

These type of "Development Supported Agriculture" projects are popping up all over the country. From Atlanta to Raleigh to Vermont and Vancouver, people are making local organic food production an integral part of their lives. There is a certain satisfaction in knowing where your food comes from and watching it grow, regardless of whether or not you ever actually get your own hands dirty. Not to mention that local organic food tastes considerably better than food that has been shipped across the country and is undoubtedly safer (i.e. salmonella outbreak).

If we can build golf communities, there is no reason why we can't build farm communities....

Development Supported Agriculture (DSA)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_Supported_Agriculture

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