Mason Farm & Ribbon Park Proposal

Summary

Use portion of Mason's West Campus and Shirley Gate-Braddock (SG-B) properties to produce food for campus dining facilities, local groceries, and restaurants. Connect properties with main campus via ribbon park.

Preliminary Plan

Below is one conceptual plan for  how the Ribbon Park might be laid out. Light green areas are the ribbon park proposal on Mason property. Darker green areas are easements to connect the properties to each other  and to Fairfax Villa Park (County) and Providence Park (Fairfax City).

 

Potential Collaborators

George Mason

Department of Nutrition and Food Studies – CHHS

Sustainability Studies 

Sustainability Living Learning Community

Office of Sustainability  Food Forum

Presidents Park Greenhouse – Doni Nolan

Fairfax City & County

Sustainable Agriculture (Fairfax County)

City Bike Map

County Bike Map

City Parks (esp. Providence Park)

County Parks (especially Fairfax Villa Park)

Northern Virginia

FamilyFarmed

Frontier Kitchen

Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE)

Virginia Food System Council

Virginia Sustainable Food Collaborative

Virginia Farm to Table

Virginia Sustainable Food Forum – Andrew Wingfield, NCC – steering committee

DC, MD, PA

Rodale Institute

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