There are still 4 weeks to go before submissions are due for the 2011 Community Permaculture Design Open - creating an urban edible forest garden on the site of a new free health clinic in Syracuse, NY. The Best Design will be announced at the 2011 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering in Rochester, NY on April 9.
Please see more details below, it's not too late to register (for free) and plan on submitting a design. This is a great opportunity to practice your design skills, provide input towards a community permaculture design problem, and perhaps walk away with a $250 prize to compensate for your time.
Best regards ~Frank
> Be part of a crowdsourcing effort to create an urban edible forest
> garden in the City of Syracuse, NY.
> The Best Design, selected by a panel jury, will receive a $250 cash
> award and be implemented on the property of the Rahma Free Health
> Clinic at 3100 South Salina St in Syracuse. Submissions are due by
> April 1, 2011 with the Best Design and two Honorable Mentions
> announced at the Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering in Rochester, NY on
> Saturday April 9, 2011.
> The Rahma Clinic is a new resource for Syracuse providing free health
> care services at their 3100 South Salina St. location. An important
> part of health is nutrition and healthy eating, and it is a well known
> fact that the Southside of Syracuse currently does not have a grocery
> store providing fresh produce and healthy food choices. Young and old
> are faced with an overabundance of pre-packaged sugar laden snacks and
> processed âfoodsâ. More healthy food options are needed for Southside
> residents and visitors.
> The Community Permaculture Design Open is a project of The Alchemical
> Nursery, intended to bring free and innovative Permaculture design to
> the needs of regional socio-economic and community development. The
> Design Open also gives an opportunity to Permaculturists, landscape
> designers, and sustainable agriculture practitioners to showcase their
> Full details including the creative brief, design criteria, and
> submission guidelines, are available: