Sustainable Urban Village
What is Sustainable Urban Village (SUV)?
Outside2Inside’s ultimate goal is to create a Sustainable Urban Village or SUV, in each city, where we combine the principles of Prevention, Recovery and Recycle of Food Waste. What we mean by that is, create a model for Sustainable Food Waste Reduction in each city by creating an Awareness Center, Sustainable Farm, Farmers Market, Compost Center and an Animal Farm all in one place. This beautiful system will serve as a model of Sustainability in Action for each city. This is our dream and we are open to working with appropriate partners to make this dream a reality.
Awareness Center is to serve the activities of the 1st pillar of Outside2Inside, Prevention. All Programs like Self Awareness, Community Awareness, Corporate Awareness and Kids or Youth Awareness will be created and promoted.
Sustainable Farm will use the latest and greatest technologies that’s available to create fresh, organic, pesticide free, regular/ wonky produce naturally. The goal is to look at wonky produce in the same way as the perfectly shaped produce and embrace them.
Farm Table is to serve the activities of the 2nd pillar of Outside2Inside, Recovery. Through this Farm Table, a Farmer’s Market will be created with both regular/wonky produce and will be open for the people in the neighborhood on a regular basis.
Compost Center is to serve the activities of the 3rd pillar of Outside2Inside, Recycle. All Programs like Compost4You will be created and promoted here. The basic idea will be to collect any food waste from the farm and convert into a compost which can be used back in the O2I Farm and any excess may be shared with the neighborhood or other farms.
Animal Farm will have a small farm of animals like Cows, Chickens, Goats etc and goal is to feed them with both good and wasted produce from the Sustainable farms. This is our model to show how the wasted produce could be recycled naturally through “Animal Feed”.
Outside2Inside will be your Sustainable Urban Village (SUV) Consultants, helping create a beautiful community garden amidst the urban cities. We meticulously follow the steps below to find the right space, to create a healthy and sustainable urban garden in your community. We as SUV Consultants, bring people and different organizations together to learn which issues are important to the community where we are building the garden to discuss how a urban community garden – whether a community space or individual plots – could serve the needs of the community. We hold regular meetings to collaborate on ideas and goals to help develop a plan of action and to get people energized and organized.
Identify the Need
As SUV Consultants we work with you to understand what type of urban community garden one wants to plant? Depending on the type of garden, one can increase access to fresh, healthy food in the area.
Be Eco Friendly
Before gardening on the site, we research its history and past uses. We do this by taking samples of the soil and have them analyzed to find out the soil type and quality. We consult the state environmental agency, local health department or county’s cooperative extension office to determine the quality of the soil, as it has an effect on the design of the urban community garden.
Fit your Need
Knowing that every urban community garden is different, we design the garden to fit the needs of the community. We consider factors such as: age-appropriate design, accessibility, protection from animals or vandalism, storage of tools and plenty of room for all the community gardeners.