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Presentation made at the 'Branching Out' School of Horticulture event at the Langley BC campus Feb 28, 2011

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  • 1. PROJECTS IN PLACE SOCIETY
    Getting involved is easy.

2. WHO WE ARE
Designers, trades people, and construction professionals brought together to design and build projects that make communities better.
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3. OUR MISSION
Projects in Place helps people not just imagine, but build greener neighborhoods and stronger communities.
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4. SPIN-OFFS
Work Experience | Networking | Community Building, Economic Development | Environmental Awareness | Enthusiasm
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PROJECTS IN PLACE SOCIETY: A COMMUNITY FOCUSED NPO
Mission Statement
Projects in Place helps people not just imagine, but build greener neighborhoods and stronger communities. Through volunteer design and build projects we demonstrate and enable environmental sustainability.
What Do We Do?
We Facilitate
We Teach And Mentor
We Promote New Ideas And Technologies
We Connect People With Good Ideas with People Who Can Help Them Realize Their Ideas
Who Are We?
Volunteers
Educators
Mentors
Young Professionals
For Whom?
Students
Groups Who Can Show A Demonstrated Need
Those Who Want To Learn
Those With an Interest In Improving Their Home, Business or Neighborhood.
Young Professionals
Businesses
Improved Environment
Economic Opportunity
6. RADHA YOGA & EATERY
105 Years Old | Reduces building GHG emissions |Reduces electrical consumption |100 volunteers | Spread through Twitter, Blog, and Facebook
7. KILLARNEY GARDENS PLAYGROUND
Old playground in total disrepair | Very generous donations | Childrens dreams | Dedicated people with a mission |
A very positive community project
8. SOLEFOOD URBAN FARM
Downtown Eastside | Utilizing an abandoned space | Creating community pride | 10,000 lbs. of food
9. SOLEFOOD2
A rooftop farm, almost
10. WHY FARM IN THE CITY
WHY NOT?
11. BENEFITS OF URBAN AGRICULUTRE
Unused Space | Food Security | Education | Environmental Stewardship | Urban Greening | Community Development
12. CHALLENGES - WEIGHT
Unlike a green roof, an rooftop farm requires some build infrastructure.
13. CHALLENGES - SOIL
Weight | Organic Matter Content | Nutrient Management | Moving It
14. CHALLENGES - SPACE/POLICY/SAFETY
Finding Space | Local Government | Worker Safety | Food Safety
15. A NEW APPROACH
Marrying green roof technology and urban agriculture.
16. ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES
Weight | Design | Soil | Installation | Space | Safety | Policy
17. WE HAVE TO CREATE THE IMPETUS
Small acts can make a big difference...