Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The City of Rosemount is a growing suburban community with a shrinking agricultural sector. Supporting both its agricultural roots and plans for urban expansion has proved to be a delicate balancing act for the City. The goal of this project was to explore opportunities to capitalize on the existing local agricultural economy in Rosemount by supporting locally grown food and value-added agribusinesses. In collaboration with city project lead Eric Zweber, a planner for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in SUST 4004: Sustainable Communities investigated the potential for a local wholesale produce market in the community through research, site visits, and interviews and offered the City recommendations for supporting potential local markets including schools, restaurants, and large-scale buyers and sellers. A final report and presentation from the project are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in SUST 4004: Sustainable Communities, taught by Samantha Grover and Amir Nadav in fall 2014.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu
Hess, Amanda; Larson, Annie; Gilbertson, David; Cerny, Elizabeth.
Rosemount Urban Agriculture: Wholesale Markets Report.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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