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An Intervention Manual for Implementing Water Savings Design Strategies for Community Food Hubs: A case study of the IRC Aquaponics Incubator


Abstract The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a non-profit organization that prides itself in “responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises”. Through its New Roots program, IRC is using an aquaponics urban garden incubator site “to train refugee farmers in aquaponics agriculture and good business practices in the United States.” The site is an example of the conversion of brownfield into “healthfields” and sustainability and resilience initiatives including the Year of Healthy Communities Program-2017, the Maricopa County Food Systems Coalition, and other community health initiatives that involve major partners including the City of Phoenix.

Entering into the next development phase, IRC wants the site to be an opportunity for demonst... (more)
Created Date 2017-04-28
Contributor Jordan, Amanda (Toohey) (Author) / Dunton, Tristan (Practitioner Mentor)
Subject water savings / food hubs / aquaponics
Series Master of Sustainability Solutions (MSUS)
Type Text, Text, Slide Deck
Extent 2 pages, 17 pages, 19 slides
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note If you would like full access to this work, please contact:
Donna Magnuson, Executive Director, IRC
602-433-2440
donna.magnuson@rescue.org
Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainability
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


  Toohey_Exec_Summary.pdf
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