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Friday, 22 February 2013 01:56

Got Land? The IRC Land Bank Program

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water-conservation-ircUsing organic farming methods protects our waters by eliminating harmful chemicals that would run off into nearby streams, rivers and storm drains. When it rains in gardens or farmland, the rainwater is absorbed into the soil, helping to recharge the groundwater as part of the functioning of a healthy watershed. The IRC Land Bank is a way to grow gardening and farming in our community, and you can help.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving refugees and underserved communities in San Diego. The IRC Land Bank is working to connect socially disadvantaged farmers with farmable land in nearby communities. These farmers have participated in IRC farm training programs and are in need of more land to expand their farm businesses.

Our Water Quality Lab Manager Travis Pritchard visited with the farmers of IRC to help them understand from where San Diego's water comes and how conservation during farming can help save money and resources.

By inviting socially disadvantaged farmers onto your property you would be helping to build economic self-reliance for underserved populations, keep land in agriculture for future generations, and bring more local, fresh, healthy foods to San Diego. Whether you have vacant farmable land, you know someone with land, or you just want to help get the word out, the IRC Land Bank would love to hear from you. Visit the IRC Land Bank website to find out more about the program.

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