North River Farms
As a long-time advocate for the sustainability of an evolving agricultural economy, I realize that success often starts right here in my own back yard. San Diego County is home to the largest number of small farms with 65% being less then 10 acres. Challenges in terms of globalization, resources, labor and invasive species have made it challenging to sustain operations both large and small.
North River Farms - an inspirational food-centric mixed use development - models to engage, inspire and share the importance of agriculture, where our food comes from and an understanding of its importance in society and our daily lives.
Creating an urban - rural gateway connection, this agricultural food-hub brings residents and visitors together, connecting the farm to table concept.
As a catalyst it has the ability to provide access to agriculture in a way that is accessible, usable, tangible and educational; serving to promote this dynamic region, the people and the economy.
Commentary by Luawanna Hallstrom
Behind Farm to Table - The Labor of Farming
Video (1:16:18) - November 15, 2017 - Specific topic times:
- 3:10 Trends and the collapse of agriculture
- 35:10 Challenges of farming and regulation
- 1:01:30 What is local?
- 1:10:40 North River Farms:
Re-Imagining agriculture -
making connections visible