The Urban Farming Guys 2013 report

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 - 7:21pm

A 2013 beyond their hopes and dreams.

A year-end report from the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City, MO. Click through to see amazing urban agriculture!

"We want to thank everyone for the amazing year of 2013. In 2013 we easily saw a half million dollars worth of mission progress, a 20 fold return on our resources this year!  Your support helped to bring about transformation to one of the most blighted inner-city zip codes in the US into a now budding and soon to be thriving community. There is still a long journey ahead, but you will be amazed at what we accomplished together just this last year running on pure hope, bartered materials, and an army of volunteer help.  See the story (link) and throw a victory fist in the air with us."

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Hladini
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It's All Good

Loved this story - posted it on the Transition Assistance Network (Gainesville, FL) facebook page.  The Urban Farming Guys rock! 

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Wendy S. Delmater
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“Phase Zero” Development

“Phase Zero” Development

"When a once thriving community becomes devastated by some external force, whether natural disaster, war, skirmishes over water, or simply giant corporations uprooting out of neighborhoods to leave behind economic ghost towns...  when a community can no longer pull itself up by the bootstraps and when its best citizens run for the hills... this is where we come in.   Where  conventional methods are no longer a viable option. The only strategy is total immersion. UFG's focus is "Phase Zero Development"   or development in places where there is no government help on the way. There will be no cavalry coming.  We are going where the city has no plan.  We are focused on the most difficult places on earth where no one else will go.  Yes, billions of dollars of government money can be targeted at developing these difficult communities, but rarely do their efforts go beyond the fringes.  The vast majority of the urban core remains untouchable and desperately without infrastructure because no one is able create a return on government investment.  But The Urban Farming Guys believe differently.  We are living out this reality on the ground floor. We are seeing a grassroots movement of hope that you cannot buy, and we are establishing a foundation that you can build upon. We are watching a "two million dollar seed" sprout right out of the ground for
free!" read more at http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7757f69a701cb06529ae119c4&id=cb79bb4233&e=41d7524eb7

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Love the UFGs!  Thanks for

Love the UFGs!  Thanks for posting.

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