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A Master Plan is a long-range planning document that lays out a community's vision for its growth. Communities use Master Plans to guide land use, economic development, transportation, health, and other dimensions of civic life.
A healthy, sustainable regional food system can bring economic, environmental, and social benefits to a community. But these benefits don't happen automatically. Food systems need planning, too! Planning brings structure and strategy to local food systems growth, and helps align policies, such as ordinances, zoning, and incentives to support the local food system.
A Food System Master Plan can:
Residents have said that they have a strong interest in building a robust local food system in Wichita and Sedgwick County, but the community needs a roadmap to guide the process. The community needs to know where and how to invest time, resources, and partnerships to best support a vibrant local food economy.
Also, past studies conducted by K-State Research and Extension (PDF) and the Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita (PDF) point to some exciting opportunities if we get this right. A Wichita-Sedgwick Food System Master Plan can help: