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|Topics:||Agriculture, Urban Farming|
Permaculture Park in the Charter Township of Chocolay is the result of a partnership between local government and the Chocolay Community Farm Collaborative, a local organization. Both the Chocolay Township Board and Planning Commission voted to approve a five-year lease agreement to lease 14 acres of township property to the organization for the purpose of preserving agricultural land and promoting local food systems.
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Chocolay Township’s Permaculture Park is expanding access to healthy foods and food production opportunities on public lands. The park hosts a children’s garden, community garden plots, u-pick berry patches, and other interactive agricultural uses (UPFE 2014), as well as educational workshops and work sessions (Charter Township of Chocolay 2015).
|Scale of Governance:||Township|
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|Michigan Good Food Charter Priority:||Priority 6 - Use policy & planning to increase food access, Priority 7 - Farmland preservation & viability|
Charter Township of Chocolay. (2015). “2015 Annual Report.” Charter Township of Chocolay. Retrieved on November 1, 2016 from LINK.
UPFE (U.P. Food Exchange). (2014, December 14). “Community Food Systems: A Guide to Getting Involved for Upper Peninsula Citizens.” U.P. Food Exchange. Retrieved on September 15, 2016 from LINK.