Posted: Jun 16, 2008 10:34 am
I wish I had a good contact for you, but I don't. The City of Memphis and Shelby County Planning Departments, Parks Departments and any city or county department or local non-profit having to do with air quality, community health and/or greenspace initiatives SHOULD be interested in this but, the best resource would more likely be an interested non-profit 501(c)3 as the local government is unlikely to take on any new spending that isn't matched by private monies to start ANY new project.
This kind of thing is a hot topic. I went to the national planning conference recently where Sibella Kraus, president of SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education) and former employee/co-conspirator of foodie godess Alice Waters, spoke about New Ruralism and it completely blew my mind.