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Wow! That's been our biggest response yet in a Concepting Phase – over 600 ideas posted!  Thanks a million to everyone who contributed and collaborated by building on others' ideas. The Concepting Phase has now closed. Now it's time to head to the Evaluation Phase where we're asking the community to assess the Top 20 ideas for their awesomeness.

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As a means of promoting local fresh food, separating it and branding it clearer against factory-processed and fast-food. I suggest a fictional "political campaign" with posters, information from both sides, debates and an election.

As a means of promoting local fresh food, separating it and branding it clearer against factory-processed and fast-food. I suggest a fictional "political campaign" with posters, information from both sides, debates and an election.

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How to involve as much of the local population as possible? People can be put of by all kinds of factors when they are looking to get started with food production especially if they have never done it before and don't have access to land. A local gro

How to involve as much of the local population as possible? People can be put of by all kinds of factors when they are looking to get started with food production especially if they have never done it before and don't have access to land. A local gro

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A state funded TV advertising campaign that promotes a fun "I'm not from far away!" label. Local producers within the state have the option of purchasing the government subsidised label to include on their products if they would like to b

(UPDATED) A state funded TV advertising campaign that promotes a fun "I'm not from far away!" label. Local producers within the state have the option of purchasing the government subsidised label to include on their products if they would like to b

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Instead of having food festivals and farmers markets separate from one another, how about pair farmers and food vendors side-by-side at a combined farmers and food market, where chefs cook up tasty meals built from the farmer's bounty.

Instead of having food festivals and farmers markets separate from one another, how about pair farmers and food vendors side-by-side at a combined farmers and food market, where chefs cook up tasty meals built from the farmer's bounty.

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Utilizing the "What's Mine is Yours" idea from Collaborative Consumption as inspiration, this idea involves neighborhoods (who may already have a swapping or sharing system in place) to expand or create their swapping habits to include food.

Utilizing the "What's Mine is Yours" idea from Collaborative Consumption as inspiration, this idea involves neighborhoods (who may already have a swapping or sharing system in place) to expand or create their swapping habits to include food.

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Building upon the Cultivating Kids and Adopt-a-Local-Farmer concepts, this is the idea that farmers can be paired with children in schools to create a pen pal relationship which raises awareness at a young age.

Building upon the Cultivating Kids and Adopt-a-Local-Farmer concepts, this is the idea that farmers can be paired with children in schools to create a pen pal relationship which raises awareness at a young age.

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Farms near urban communities could serve as the locales for summer camps. In addition to the recreational activities of arts and athletics, these camps would also offer the opportunity to take part in farm activities. Coupled with the positive associ

Farms near urban communities could serve as the locales for summer camps. In addition to the recreational activities of arts and athletics, these camps would also offer the opportunity to take part in farm activities. Coupled with the positive associ

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A social networking website, (and app), that networks between consumers, vendors (grocers, restaurants), farms and reuse facilities. The primary function would be to map the process of food from farmer to vendors to consumers and into compost. The si

A social networking website, (and app), that networks between consumers, vendors (grocers, restaurants), farms and reuse facilities. The primary function would be to map the process of food from farmer to vendors to consumers and into compost. The si

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Building off of Orlando Leon's Food Park idea, this is a proposal to partner with the city to create a closed loop composting system. Like your regular garbage pick up, people can compost their vegetables, pizza boxes, fruits, etc. (no meat), the cit

Building off of Orlando Leon's Food Park idea, this is a proposal to partner with the city to create a closed loop composting system. Like your regular garbage pick up, people can compost their vegetables, pizza boxes, fruits, etc. (no meat), the cit

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It's estimated 30% of food is wasted in production/ transport, 30% is wasted in retail and 30% wasted in households. Quality standards governed by regulations, service levels and laws means food produced does not reach the consumer. Food produced th

It's estimated 30% of food is wasted in production/ transport, 30% is wasted in retail and 30% wasted in households. Quality standards governed by regulations, service levels and laws means food produced does not reach the consumer. Food produced th

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The dockside market is a build from the "Floating Markets" concept, as well as historical precedents such as Ponte Vecchio, Pikes Place Market and Boat City of Aberdeen Harbor. Food production takes advantage of unused property along canals, and a ba

The dockside market is a build from the "Floating Markets" concept, as well as historical precedents such as Ponte Vecchio, Pikes Place Market and Boat City of Aberdeen Harbor. Food production takes advantage of unused property along canals, and a ba

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