Community Development through a Regional Food System Plan

Project Overview

Project Type: Sustainable Community Innovation
Funds awarded in 2003: $10,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Barbara Schwenk
Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: decision support system, focus group, networking, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, market study, value added
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, community services, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks, sustainability measures, community development
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