The (old) Earth Community Farm Vision
Up to 5,000 Sq. Ft of controlled environment agriculture using Aquaponics technology beginning with medicinal herbs and maturing into all manner of fruits, vegetables, legumes, vines, small trees, tubers and mushrooms.
This is the vision of a single farm. Economically viable and a credit to it’s community and caretakers.
But, that vision is no longer big enough for us.
The (new) Earth Community Farm Vision
100,000 farms around the world in your neighborhood, wherever you live. Using the technologies available to the owners of the land, mostly urban farmers using Olla’s and Wicking Bed technology in Raised Bed gardens growing medicinal herbs and maturing into all manner of fruits, vegetables, legumes, vines, small trees, tubers and mushrooms and part of a network of local farmers selling to local consumers what those consumers desire and value by letting the Earth Community Farms Platform match growers and buyers with each community supporting it’s own Food Network.
This is the vision which motivates us today.
That is what we are working toward here at Earth Community Farms through our Herbivend.com division.
noun : an animal that only eats plants.
noun : a group of animals that sell LIVE plants to people everywhere.
CLICK the link above to learn about harvesting your own LIVE Fruits and Vegetables !
Wasabi or Wasabia japonica, as it’s officially known – is something that you have probably never tried. Really.
That light green paste nestled next to the pink ginger in your box of sushi? It is most likely a mix of mustard, European horseradish, and food colouring.
In fact, by some estimates, only 5% of the wasabi served in Japanese restaurants around the world comes from the rhizome, or root, of a true wasabi plant.
CLICK the link above to learn about some of the rarest and most profitable crops in the world !
The “Working with our Hands” Urban Farm Labor Project seeks to employ under-served and underemployed populations with meaningful, long-term work opportunities. Examples of populations served would be inner-city youth, recently released non-violent offenders, developmentally disabled adults.
CLICK the link above to learn about our “Working with our hands” project and it’s potential to change lives.
The Portable Earth Community Farm (PECF)
Cargo Container-based Hydroponic/Aquaponic disaster relief food source which can be delivered in days to feed a population. The modularity of the system allows planners to ramp up to meet needs by delivering more and different PVF’s
PVF’s must be made to be contextually sensitive to the customary diet of the affected population.
Controlled Environment Agriculture Automation (CEAA)
Here are the current candidates for monitoring in an Earth Community Farms facility.
Oxygen Reduction Potential
Cadmium (e.g. from toys or enamel)
Bromide (from pest fumigants)
With this kind of flexibility in analogue sensors and connectors it seems inevitable that computerization will become the norm for commercial and large scale producers.
The Vertical Farm Skyscraper
5 to 30 story building made of wood and plastic designed to grow a sustainable food supply for a population of 50,000 to 100,000 people given a 1,500 Calorie diet per day.
The 10% Farmer, Existing farm land reduced by 90%
Who would want to build a Vertical Farm ? Answer: Farmers.
When we talk about a revolution in farming. Moving farming from the country to the cities, we can’t just flip a switch and make this happen. There will be a transition period measured in decades and centuries.
Also, we are committed to working with the very people who understand growing food the best, Farmers. Many have said that the world has passed by the small family farm. BIG Agrow rules the world !!!
We don’t believe that.
We believe that small farmers can show the way to a more sustainable way of farming that improves the quality of food they grow and eliminates all the negatives of the farming industry on the land and the surrounding water sheds and underground reservoirs and aquafers.
We believe farmers love the land and understand their role as stewards of the land, for a season, until it’s time for the next generation.
It makes sense that, on so many levels, that the leaders of such a transition would be those that are most invested in the business of farming and growing food.
And who might that be ? Farmers.