For Local Urban Farmers, Size Doesn't Matter
Live in the city of Tallahassee, but still want to farm? No problem. The environmental organization, Tallahassee Sustainability Group, is working to set up urban farms all across the city. And the group’s farm manager Simon Bevis says improving the city’s farms would help with more than a healthier diet.
“It’s also about economic development, like a huge part of the economy is food based and in most places a lot of that money leaves the community because the food for sale is coming from California or Mexico or various places,” Bevin says.
On Friday the group learned some tips from Edwin Marty, an urban farming expert and author on the topic, when he came to the city. Bevis invited him to look at Tallahassee’s farms and encourage more farming in the city. Bevis hopes the group’s efforts in the long run will make people more aware of the food they’re eating.