Build This Town: Campaign for the Agriculture Park

May 6, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Columbia Farmers Market
1701 W Ash St
Columbia, MO 65203
Adam Saunders
Build This Town: Campaign for the Agriculture Park @ Columbia Farmers Market | Columbia | Missouri | United States

Campaign Launch for the Build this Town Campaign for the Agriculture Park: a campaign to bring the state’s first Agriculture Park to Columbia.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 am for an afternoon full of entertainment, food, and education about how we will together build this town.

We will be unveiling the updated renderings and features of the Agriculture Park, and we’d love for you to be among the first to know. Additionally, we’ll be offering tours of future Agriculture Park, so can imagine what the Park will be.

You have the chance to create the Columbia of the future. One that ensures that healthy food is a staple, not a luxury, for everyone in our community. One that grows local agriculture into a vital element of the Mid-Missouri economy. One that educates our children about the power of food. One that creates opportunities for farmers and producers to grow their businesses year-round.

May 6th you’ll also have the unique opportunity to join our Friends of the Farm ambassadors: a group of passionate community members who are invested in making Columbia a better place for each one of us.

No matter your level of commitment to the Agriculture Park, your support is crucial.

Spread the word among your friend groups, send out some Facebook invites, and we’ll see you May 6!

The park will impact everyone in our community. After all, everyone eats.  

Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:

A year-round covered facility for the Columbia Farmers Market. This space will be available to the community outside of farmers market hours.

An interactive urban farm where you can learn about how food is grown. The food grown at the park will also provide meals to struggling families.

An outdoor nature playground where you can bring the little ones to explore the natural world around them. School groups and summer camps will use this fun outdoor space when they visit the Agriculture Park.

A multi-purpose building for special events like weddings, conferences, and parties. The event space will have a commercial kitchen for preparing healthy meals and teaching hands-on cooking classes.

Outdoor recreational trailThe trail will promote people to be more active.

What else can this park do for you? Like an onion, there are many layers to this project. As organizers continue to receive input from the community the list of features and benefits continues to grow.