Our Approach:

We are seeking involvement by our entire community as we coordinate a network of projects that will comprise a strategic plan to pursue our vision for Wayne County. This will require an extensive outreach and education effort, and at present our intent is for youth to be the ambassadors of this initiative.

By building on current successes—

those of the CASTLES community farm after-school, and
the Wayne County Public Library’s Community Garden and community programming—

as well as community resources—

such as the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, a 2000 acre facility that can offer hands-on youth and producer training opportunities;
the WAGES commercial kitchen;
the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention work;
the Wayne County Charitable Partnership Inc.;
and the county’s farmland preservation study—

we start from our own strengths.