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Local Foods, Local Places Events for Ogburn Station

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The Village Produce and Country Store

4219 N. Liberty Street

Winston Salem, NC 27105

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Walking/Business Tour: Thursday, 11.30.17, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Community Meeting: Thursday, 11.30.17, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Strategic Plan Workshop: Friday, 12.1, 17, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Who: Stakeholders and community leaders such as you, interested in making Ogburn Station a more livable, healthy, vibrant, and engaged neighborhood center through enhancing the area with physical improvements, strengthening your local food network, and improving the climate for business and community development. Participants include representatives from community agencies, organizations, elected officials, and residents.


What: A participatory planning process on local foods and community livability in Ogburn Station, including group work sessions and networking that will result in an action plan. The 1.5-day process will include the following topics:


I. Sharing information about the projects currently underway to revitalize Ogburn Station Main Street Corridor, enhance community development efforts in the area, and grow the local food system.


II. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the Ogburn Station business district and other aspects of local community life.


III. Revitalizing Ogburn Station Main Street Corridor through expansion of retail and the local food network.


IV. Connecting the area with transportation facilities and services and adding enhancements to the street environment to make Ogburn Station a more attractive and successful destination.


V. Generating consensus on goals that could be accomplished within the next two years.


Background: In September 2017, a group of residents and business owners in Ogburn Station got together and decided to develop an action plan that leverages the budding success of the local food scene to help revitalize Ogburn Station Main Street Corridor and maximize its economic potential. A team of expert facilitators will join local stakeholders like you in a 1.5-day workshop to develop an action plan to better tie together the resources we have, identify the major missing pieces, and bridge gaps. We will work to prioritize next steps and identify roles, responsibilities, and resources to move forward. Your participation and knowledge of Ogburn Station’s local food system, culture, and economy are necessary to help make this event a success.

The toolkit for this workshop has been made possible by the U.S. EPA and a group of federal agency partners. For more information about the program: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/local-foods-local-places

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