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MISSOULA URBAN DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
February 25, 2011

MUD continues to provide a unique educational role in promoting greater sustainability in Missoula and outlying areas. They not only teach people how to do many things relating to local food production, and energy conservation but they show by example. The solar greenhouse built with local materials and gardens have inspired me and countless others to work harder and derive more satisfaction and enjoyment from achieving greater levels of sustainability in an urban environment. Based on the many ideas I learned from MUD I was inspired to design and build a year around passive solar greenhouse for food production and also to use all that was learned from MUD and my project to enhance my classes at the University and to participate in community events aimed at encouraging others to use their creativity to achieve greater sustainability and contribute to the community.

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MUD provided inspiration for many projects that I have developed and pursued. What I learned from MUD and their volunteers and what they have inspired me to do has been transformative in how I approach living in an urban environment, and has helped me in turn encourage and inspire many students and community members to find their own ways to apply & adapt these ideas to their lives.

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MUD has substantially evolved over time, increasing their effectiveness. I think they would benefit by continuing a close connection with the academic community at the University. In addition I would encourage them to make more direct connections regionally to academic and technical research organizations so that they can provide the most up to date technical advice in the rapidly growing field of sustainable urban agriculture and agroecology

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Professional with expertise in this field & I was a volunteer and a client, using materials and information from MUD in various community and educational projects.

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