The town will produce its own fruits and vegetables. They will be grown bio dynamically using no chemicals, pesticides or preservatives. Farms will be cultivated and managed by residents keeping the highest standards and enlisting the support of the Devic kingdom. This is for local consumption; the surplus will be sold to outside markets. The standard of the food growing practices will be at or surpass the Demeter level.
Organic Farmers Stand Up to Monsanto
Written by Leigh Carrico
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 21:16
This links to a great article regarding the class action lawsuit that organic farmers have filed against Monsanto. Contains lots of information about the situation Monsanto has contributed to the world of agriculture...
Keeping agriculture sustainable increasingly means keeping it local. Besides the environmental benefit of reducing reliance on fossil-fuel guzzling transportation, eating local food is a more seasonal and often healthier experience. With concern about food security growing, it might turn out to be safer, too. The folks in charge of the Science Barge, a new urban farming experiment in New York, are bringing local food production closer than ever. In this video Vanessa Rae learns about the floating greenhouse facility, which is designed as a demonstration of how urban space, especially rooftop space in big cities like New York, can be used to efficiently produce food. Self-powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and a biodiesel generator, the Science Barge uses state of the art computer technology and an agricultural technique called hydroponics to grow fruits and veggies using much less water and space than field farming. Watch out, city slickers. Farm country is coming to your neighborhood.
Vertical Organic Urban Farming
Home Town Farms combines proven vertical farming (growing) technologies in such a way that drastically reduces the amount of water, fuel, fertilizer, packaging and land that traditional farms use to grow the same amount of food. Home Town Farms will virtually eliminate the cost of transporting produce hundreds if not thousands of miles by setting up vertical farms in densely populated areas with direct to consumer sales, on location where the food is grown in addition to wholesale sales to local farmers markets, restaurants and grocery stores. Urban Farming that is economically viable today!
Bio Dynamic Farming in India
Peter Proctor works in India to fight against the corporate control of food using bio dynamic farming...