Ok I have been awake too many hours and these ideas that come to my head just before I fall asleep need to be documented. I present this thread as an
open source blueprint for my personal plans and for the convinience and feedback of the global community, of which ATS is obviously a part of.
Anyways down to business. My goal: I want to run an urban organic farm without worrying about maximizing profits like a bloodsucking parasitic
boardroom, but still make a healthy income to support a family of four. I am almost certain that an organic farm run with proper discipline and
accounting can provide at least an equal standard of living as a 40 hour a week job in retail, service, or sanitation industry.
As my eyes get drowsier I am just going to spill it.
IImagine a sustainable fleet of warehouse farms in metropolitan markets to address a growing shortage of unmolested fresh fruit and vegetables at an
affordable price. After all if the price of food is dictated by the distance it travels before you eat it, something homegrown should be a little bit
The following are points I will address when I am more awake and sober.
- Square Footage/Acreage
- Quality Control
- Department of Agriculture
- Certified Organic
I never jot anything down and I figure it is not as if this anything that can be stolen and patented by another individual or corporation. I just
figure I will use this to document my research and hell start colaborative effort. Human being have lived all its existence interacting with the
creation of their own food, Now we just buy things and never truly know what is in it besides a list of alien and foriegn sounding ingridients as long
as the Constitution. Might as well make an attempt to make an effort as a free human bieng to regain control of my food. If relatively few numbers of
people can make unfathomable quantities of cash controling the production of the worlds food, surely a much larger number of invidiuals, families and
communities can make a liveable wage utilizing technology and good conscience to assert control of the food they consume.
Im thinking multistory skyscraper style poultry farms with downstream waste management and feed control on every floor. I want to keep it mass
produced, I just want to spread it out more. Instead of large tracts of land to feed entire regions, we simply allow technology and a lack of greed to
use smaller tracts of land in every locality for any imagineable import.
Everyone can get their pecans, blueberries, carrots, lettuce, and squash for much lower prices if every metropolitan market produced its own in some
form of cooperative, so thats also an idea.
I think im down with my soapbox, I will return at a more appropriate hour with rest and continue to jot down what I find as far as commercial and
industrial HVAC systems and the prices and energy consumption as well as options and tax credits for solar energy . Usually local government councils
and corporations pay people thousands to write this stuff down in those plans. I also forget to add impact study for every property in each community.
whew what am I getting into.