Jim Bruner, Columbus CEO Future 50 class of 2022
Sultan of Systems/Alpha Farmer, Mezzacello Urban Farm, PAST Foundation, Ohio Invention Convention
Community: Jim founded a nonprofit demonstration, Urban Farm, in downtown Columbus to serve as an experiential applied STEM learning lab and modeled his agricultural test center after programs he ran at PAST Foundation. He has a goal of changing the way society thinks about community gardens including the notion of its limits and expectations.
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Idea: My vision for Mezzacello has always been to get people and communities to see our emerging food crisis. We must establish teams that will build stronger food oases communities. Together we can create a better system for evolving the community garden concept from an idea to a structurally necessary tool. I support using better ecological, educational and cultural integration with resources that can be crowdsourced, shared, leveraged and funded in new and more dynamic ways.
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