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Is it Local?

You can have your Porch, and setbacks too …

Will be interesting to see how this plays out in practice.

http://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2016/01/planning-commission-oks-porch-change/

The idea is that a house on a corner lot can’t easily have a wrap-around porch because of lot-size limitations, so now the encroachment into the front setback (an encroachment which everyone who’s ever enjoyed a conversation on a shady porch with a neighbor can probably support) can wrap around to the side setback as well, encouraging a more “connected” style of home much like the traditional homes of yore.

Overall this seems like a good thing. But “what defines a porch?” will likely become the question. What do you think?

More News from City Sprout !

Happy New Year City Sprout Bouldin Creek!

Here at CitySprout we have been happy to see word about CitySprout spread throughout Austin!
Thanks to some great press, hundreds of Austinites are recognizing the ease and benefits of joining CitySprout.

View our recent press releases here:  www.citysprout.com/press

Many local food producers are excited to partner with us!  I’ve been in touch with Mark Bradley of Austin Honey Company,  Carolina Rodriquez of Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese, Ty Wolosin of Windy Hill Farm,  just to name a few…

CitySprout offers you:

  • The convenience of purchasing fresh, local food with the click of a mouse! ~ Offers are posted online to your community page.
  • No obligation to buy! ~ You decide when you want to purchase an offer.
  • Food delivered to you! ~ Food producers deliver to your predetermined community drop off location.
  • Connection! ~ Meet your local growers, food producers, and your community members, through joining CitySprout Bouldin Creek. www.citysprout.com/bouldin-creek

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Grow your community ~ it’s easy!

  1. Invite online through email and Facebook! ~ We’ve updated our website making it quick & simple to invite people.
  2. Request door hangers, postcards and flyers! ~ Perfect to pass out at your next HOA meeting or community event.
  3. Vibrant community membership increases your buying power & attracts offers from your local food producers – Keep inviting your neighbors!   www.citysprout.com/bouldin-creek

For those of you wanting to be a little more of an activist in growing CitySprout Bouldin Creek you’re invited to join our Heroes group at: Connect with CitySprout activists across the country, share ideas & inspiration! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/citysprout-heroes.

You may also sponsor a drop off location – allowing your food producers to deliver to your community. Find the Sponsor a Delivery link on your home page.

If I can be of help don’t hesitate to reach out to me! lisa@citysprout.com

Lisa Berkovits,
Sprout Evangelist
CitySprout.com

CitySprout is Growing !

Hello,  I am Lisa, the Sprout Evangelist here at CitySprout.

It’s exciting to see the interest you all have shown in your Bouldin Creek community thus far.  Nearly 15 Bouldinites have signed up so far … thank you !
I’d like to encourage you all to keep spreading the word about CitySprout Bouldin Creek and directing people to join at https://www.citysprout.com/sprout/bouldin-creek.

For those of you who may have missed it, here is a little bit of information to let you know what being part of your CitySprout community offers you.

CitySprout is an online social marketplace connecting members of your community to Austin’s surrounding small farms and local food producers. As members of a CitySprout community, your combined buying power attracts tempting offers of local, fresh food. If you decide to purchase an offer, food producers and CitySprout members meet at a convenient, predetermined time and location within your community.

CitySprout:

  • Provides you easy access to a wide range of local foods. Everything from organic produce, ethically raised meats, free range eggs, and more.
  • Comes at no cost whatsoever to you or your community.
  • Allows you to easily and securely purchase offers online.

By joining a CitySprout community you help to support your local economy, increase nutritional health, and enact real social change!

CitySprout is looking for a Bouldin Creek Hero!

I am looking for a  Bouldin Creek community member who would like to work with me to help grow your community.   Are you someone who cares passionately about supporting the health of your family, community, and local farms?
If so, contact me – I would be delighted to hear from you!  We are in the process of creating lots of fun materials which will make it very easy for you to be a CitySprout Hero, and help connect Bouldin Creek to local farms and food producers.

To get started, message me at lisa@citysprout.com or give me a call at 413-695-1469.

I’d also encourage you to sign up for our CitySprout Heroes Group, a forum where advocates from across the country can share information and ideas on creating CitySprout communities www.citysprout.com/activists.

If CitySprout Bouldin Creek keeps growing as well as it is now, it won’t be long before you attract the attention of local farms and food producers.  I hope all of you keep up the great work of promoting your CitySprout Community!

As your Sprout Evangelist, I am here to help and answer any questions you may have regarding CitySprout.

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I look forward to assisting you in cultivating your community.


Lisa Berkovits
Sprout Evangelist

413.695.1469 Diect
citysprout.com

Local, farm fresh food delivered straight to Bouldin Creek

Would you like to have local, farm fresh food delivered straight to our neighborhood each week?

CitySprout is a company dedicated to supporting local food and agriculture by connecting neighborhoods throughout Austin to our surrounding farms and food producers. Through their online, social marketplace, CitySprout makes it easy for our community to regularly receive fresh, healthy food while supporting our local agricultural economy; everything from organic vegetables, eggs, and dairy, to ethically raised meat and poultry.

To help CitySprout connect us to our local food producers, let them know we are interested by visiting and signing up for our CitySprout community page here: https://www.citysprout.com/sprout/bouldin-creek

Through CitySprout, farms and food producers in our surrounding area will be able to find our community and make available exclusive offers. The more vibrant our community, the greater number and variety of interested farms.

Once Bouldin Creek has attracted the attention of a local farm, you can purchase an offer securely via our CitySprout Community page.

 Joining CitySprout is easy and free.

  • Join our community here: https://www.citysprout.com/sprout/bouldin-creek
  • There is no prepayment required
  • There is no obligation to buy.

 CitySprout makes things easy by:

  • Pre-Arranging each and every delivery.
  • Facilitating communication with our participating food producers.
  • Allowing us to easily and securely purchase offers through our community page.

So long as a food producer receives enough member purchases, they will deliver to our CitySprout community at a convenient, predetermined community location and time.

Lets get our community on board to receive our delicious, local foods now.

If you have any questions feel free to contact CitySprout directly at support@citysprout.com
or call Lisa, our community manager, directly at : 413-695-1469