Org: Farmshare Austin
Framework Components: Producers, Educators
Issue Lens: Education, Producers
Initiative Description: Farmer Starter is an 18-week program teaching sustainable farming.
Initiative Stage: Operational
Link: Farmer Starter at Farmshare Austin
Org: City of Austin Office of Sustainability (City Sustainability)
Framework Components: Producers, Shared Real Estate
Issue Lens: Producers, Community, Economic Development, Farmland Preservation, Local, Supply
Initiative Description: Repurpose city-owned land in Onion Creek flood plain to allow leasing of 1/8 acre micro-farms to beginning farmers.
Initiative Stage: Concept
Org: Austin Foodshed Investors (AFI)
Framework Component: Producers
Issue Lens: Supply, Jobs, Local, Producers
Funded By: Self Funded
Initiative Description: Investor-funded farms where beginning farmers work under tutelage of senior mentor farmer while earning equity and opportunity to run and own their own operation. See farm.foodshedinvestors.com.
Initiative Stage: Launch
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