Rivendell Farms of the Carolinas (RFC) is teaming with Mecklenburg Soil & Water Conservation District, Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council and University of North Carolina at Charlotte to obtain a Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) for Mecklenburg County.
A VAD is a county run program that works to accomplish 4 main goals,
- Encourage the voluntary preservation of farmland,
- Support the productive use of agricultural land,
- Preserve the communities’ rural heritage and economy and,
- Create a Voluntary Agricultural Review Board.