I always smile when I hear someone talk about the “new” Urban Farming Movement. The truth is…there has been urban farming as long as there have been cities. For most of human history, food had to be produced close to home. It is only in the last 100 years or so that the technology and infrastructure has been in place to allow us to regularly eat foods from 1000 or more miles away. This has given rise to a whole new system where food is created in factories and shipped to us in neat little packages. This food is very different from anything made at home and your great-grandmother probably wouldn’t recognize most of it.
Times, as they always do, are changing. We are realizing that this “Factory Food” isn’t good for us or our fragile world. Many are thinking about beginning the ancient practice of raising their own food, but many skills have been lost. It is our mission, through the miracle of modern communication, to help those who want to regain this knowledge. Let us combine the old with the new and build something better than both!