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Many people think food security is a problem that only affects third world countries. However, this is not the case. More than 42 million Americans live in food insecure households. Often, we think of individuals that are living with food insecurity to be homeless or easy to identify, yet they could be your neighbor or even a classmate. Are you ready to help solve this problem? Participate in the spring 2018 Purple Plow challenge!
Your prototype must address the following needs:
Produce a variety of edible plants in a soil-based growing space.
Complete a needs assessment related to food and hunger in the community.
Maximize community impact with food products and partnerships.
Success will be determined by
Creating, constructing, and maintaining an environment that is suitable for edible plant growth.
Showing progress towards a food-based long-term solution for the local community.
Demonstrating development and maintenance of community partnerships for the benefit of local food security
We can't wait to see what you come up with! Let's get growing!