Growing local can ensure
food security poverty alleviation
and sustainable development.
Traditional commercial agriculture would require about 20 times more water annually, loosing half of its water to run off, evaporation and flood irrigation. What is the future?
The future of farming is looking up, with organic edible gardening using veggyBARREL® on concreted surfaces like rooftops, balconies and pavements. And this edible gardening is happening for a variety of reasons.
For one, it offers remedy to the mounting economic difficulties that independent farmers face.
But more importantly, it's rising out of enviromental concerns - space, soil health, climate change and vital ecosystems decimated by monoculture. If locally produced and sold, food becomes much cheaper.
It's important to focus on the most profitable crops, in terms of time, yield, price and demand. We see potential in the thousands of roofs.
Investing in the recovery of the damaged environment can be a cost effective way of solving many of the problems we face today. Our soils, need more & more organic matter, more & more biomass.
If we were to restore the vast areas of the planet where we humans have degraded the soils, just think what impact we would have in taking the carbon out of the atmosphere.
The source of wealth is the functional eco systems. If money is based on functional eco-systems then the future will be beautiful. The future for our children and our children's children.