Last Saturday I was in Burlington, Vermont, touring the Intervale, an excellent community farming project that is worth emulating elsewhere. Check out the web site.
The Intervale is a community that develops land and farm-based enterprise to generate economic and social opportunities while protecting natural resources.
Located a unique agricultural setting, partially within the urban limits of Burlington, Vermont, the Intervale is continuing 15 years of effort to revitalize a historically significant community and agricultural resource. As a center for sustainable, ecological ventures focused on farming, and value-added food, fiber and fuel production, the Intervale's integrated approach includes a network of farms, programs and ventures that are restoring agricultural land, providing jobs, healthy food, and clean energy to our community. We strive to be a replicable global entrepreneurial and restoration model.