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Growing Home Co-op : refugee micro-farm cooperative

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dc.contributor.advisor Jacobs, Eric L. en_US Veler, Jody en_US 2010-04-02T13:24:02Z 2010-04-02T13:24:02Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Growing Home is a pilot program designed to create living wage employment for refugees resettled in the area of Trenton, New Jersey. This project in partnership with the County of Burlington, New Jersey (BURLCO) and Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ) will assist refugees in the development of a worker-owned farm cooperative. The intention of this cooperative is to develop a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture on a ten acre portion of farmland leased to the cooperative by Burlington County Community Agriculture Center which will produce organic vegetables for retail sales. The Cooperative will utilize a unique method of intensive growing called SPIN-Farming (Small Plot Intensive.) The Cooperative will enable refugees who are currently low income due to an inability to obtain living wage employment, become business owners, while fostering a supported work environment. This will be the first worker owned cooperative in the State of New Jersey, the first farm to utilize the SPIN-farm method and the first CSA to be developed on public property in the state. (Author abstract) en_US
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dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development) en_US
dc.subject.other refugees en_US
dc.subject.other rural development en_US
dc.subject.other worker owned cooperative en_US
dc.subject.other New Jersey (US) en_US
dc.title Growing Home Co-op : refugee micro-farm cooperative en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Veler, J. (2008). Growing Home Co-op: refugee micro-farm cooperative. Retrieved from en_US Master of Science (M.S.) en_US School of Community Economic Development en_US
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dc.rightsHolder Veler, Jody en_US

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