The world is reaching a crisis in food production. Traditional farming methods are threatened by dwindling fresh water supplies, pollution of ground water and contamination by pesticides and chemical waste. There is a solution, rapidly developing and one which may benefit areas of society that are sorely in need of encouragement. AEROPONIC FARMING.Aeroponic Farming uses less than 1/10th the amount of water that ground farming does and is totally organic, free of pesticides and chemicals. The crops can grow more than 3 times as fast and are grown close to where they are used. They are fresher and require less transit and less cold storage before they are consumed. Urban farms, (acres of crops in huge “factory farm” buildings) are now serving nearby cities, and rapidly growing around the world.
The Sensible Sages is initiating a program, creating a “model” Aeroponic Farm in South- East Los Angeles. We will be partnering with local groups in creating a “farm” that will serve the local area, be a model for the simplicity of replication in nearby areas. In addition, it will train local personnel to learn the farming techniques and make them valuable assets to the rapidly growing Urban Farm industry.