Cultivating community through food in NJ: The intersection of development and agriculture

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PAMELA MACKENZIE / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM – As interest in locally grown food increases and as New Jersey and many other states watch their farmland shrink, a growing number of developers, farmers and real estate professionals are beginning to look at land use in new ways.

In that spirit, the Urban Land Institute, Northern New Jersey Chapter, conducted a meeting on May 15 at Natirar to look at how that county-owned property has a farm growing sustainable crops paired with an upscale restaurant.

At the same time, those attending the meeting heard from experts — national and local — who are rethinking land use, urban planning and ways to deliver healthy food to those who need it most …

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