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Core Values for Sustaining a Thriving Local Food System
Sprout City Farms believes that a thriving local food system is the foundation for healthy, resilient communities. We strive to ensure food-secure communities by developing and strengthening the local food system. We envision this being sustained by the following values:
Healthy Food Access: To develop healthier individuals, families, and communities, all people should have access to fresh, locally grown, organic foods.
Education, Participation, and Awareness: Everyone should know where their food comes from, as well as have access to opportunities to learn how to produce it themselves. By visiting or participating at a community farm, people will expand their food knowledge, increasing the likelihood of making healthy food choices. We believe that this will encourage the development of policies that support the future viability of a sustainable and fair urban farming economy.
Ecological Stewardship: In order to support the long-term sustainability of initiatives that seek to address food security, farming methods need to appropriately harmonize with the local ecosystem.