Chico Farmers Markets 2030 Vision
Dr. Mark Stemen’s GEOG 498 class focused on post-peak oil food security. The goal of their community service project in geography was to create a typical chapter for the Chico 2030 General Plan expressly focused on the Chico Farmers Markets. The descriptions are general and they illustrate what the Chico Farmers Markets could look like in the future. In the Chico 2030 General Plan, most chapters have a section on Vision, Trends, and Considerations (replicated in these panels) followed by a series of policies and actions that are intended to ensure the vision becomes a reality.
In November the class held a public charette at the Saturday Farmers Market in downtown Chico to discuss the ideas with the public, farmers and city officials. This project is being supported by the City of Chico Planning Department and the Chico Certified Farmers Market Board of Directors.
Here are attached pictures.
Ms. Heidi Marie Ogle was selected by California State University, Chico as the Outstanding Graduate Project Winner for 2012-2013!
Ms. Ogle graduated from CSU Chico with of Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies in 2005 and completed a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Technology in 2006. She worked in various capacities as cultural resource GIS specialist for the City of Chico, Davis-King & Associates, and the National Park Service while completing a master’s degree in Geography. Her master’s project is an historical Geographic Information System (GIS) interactive website of the south campus area located at http://www.csuchico.edu/chicohistoricalgis. This project will remain on a CSU Chico server as a resource and a research tool for the public.