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Featured Projects

SCALE, Inc provides education and analysis, workshops and technical assistance and public speaking to help build healthy food systems and sustainable economies around the nation. You can view some of SCALE’s most recent projects below.

Greenbrier Valley Strategic Plan

SCALE developed a five year strategic plan at the request of the Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative. The plan includes an assessment of the current state of the local food system in the Greenbrier Valley, an analysis of different approaches to building both market demand and production capacity of farmers, along with specific organizational recommendations for the Local Foods Initiative over the next five years.

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Food Hub Course and Training

SCALE worked with the Wallace Center in Washington, DC, Common Market in Philadelphia and Matson Consulting in North Carolina to develop a day-long Food Hub Training designed for emerging and early stage food hubs.

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Building the Capacity of Farmers and Food System Leaders in Tucson, Arizona

Anthony Flaccavento provided a week of on-site training and technical assistance to area farmers, along with a brief capacity assessment and guidance to the Food Bank's staff and board members. View the updated production planning tool and crop enterprise budgeting spreadsheet.

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Urban Farm and Food Hub in Phoenix, Arizona

Working with Cultivate South Phoenix (CUSP), SCALE developed a business plan to help guide their efforts to launch and operate a 14 acre urban farm in a working class and lower income neighborhood of South Phoenix.

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Organizing and Launching a Multi-farm, Workplace-based CSA in Arkansas

Working with long-time partner, Heifer Project USA, SCALE helped design and organize a work place-based Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA enterprise, focusing on Little Rock and surrounding communities..

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Northeast Kansas Food Hub Feasibility Study

SCALE worked with the Douglas County Food Policy Council to complete a feasibility study, economic impact analysis and short term action plan for a food hub in a 16 county area of northeast Kansas.

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Anthony Flaccavento:

Anthony Flaccavento

Anthony Flaccavento has 25 years of hands-on experience in sustainable community development, along with a BS degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science and a Masters degree in Economic and Social Development.

Anthony has been a certified organic produce farmer for the past 15 years during which time he also founded and directed Appalachian Sustainable Development. He is the author of “Healthy Food Systems: A Tool Kit for building Value Chains” and over 100 published articles.

Clients & Partners:

the logos of clients and partners Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture The Local Food Hub Virginia Cooperative Extension Appalachian Regional Commission Farm to Table, New Mexico