Increase access to information on the community health and environmental benefits of local food, good nutrition, sustainable farming and urban agriculture.
The City will create a multi-faceted campaign aimed at a range of audiences to share informational resources on sustainable agriculture, locally sourced goods, edible landscapes and low carbon diets.
The City will provide technical assistance on urban farming in North Texas to residents, HOAs, restaurants interested in initiating their own projects. This may include sustainable growing methods such as permaculture, restorative farming, re-wilding, hydroponics, aquaponics, etc., sharing seeds and starters, and tool giveaways.
The City will identify opportunities to increase consumer awareness of food origins and share the impacts of food products grown/raised in tropical locations that might use slash-and-burn deforestation practices. The campaign will be launched with a “Meatfree Mondays” program by partnering with local restaurants to encourage plant-based options; based on locally-produced and/or seasonal foods, as possible.