TOPIC: ORGANIC FARMING (20)
The core ideal which we believe at HarvestGeek is that the economics of large-scale industrial agriculture is not a sustainable proposition thus the need for efficient, tested and reproducible methods of small-scale food production. We'd like to see communities producing the bulk of their own food. The benefits to this we believe are many.
By empowering the local food movement, communities will benefit from new employment opportunities, money spent on food will stay in the community, fossil fuel use due to food transportation will drop off sharply, impoverished areas access to (healthy) food will increase, and we will be seeding a new generation with an appreciation for food, their health, and their connection to the Earth.
Emmy® and Tony® Award winning actor Hugh Jackman and native New Yorker and entrepreneur David Steingard have joined together to launch Laughing Man Worldwide, a line of coffees, teas and chocolates, that gives 100% of profits to charity with a focus on education across the globe, from funding school programs to teaching farming, vocational training and character building. Supporting a world free of misery and suffering both here and abroad, all proceeds from the specialty coffees, teas, and chocolates are put towards encouraging widespread job growth and personal ingenuity.
WWOOF-World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farmshttp://www.wwoof.org
WWOOF is a world wide network of organisations. We link volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living.
WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
Back to the Rootshttp://www.backtotheroots.com
Back to the Roots is an organization on a mission to take back our food and take back our health by creating that make it as easy as possible for people to grow their own food at home. The BTTR Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden and Home Aquaponics Garden encourage fresh, healthy eating as well as learning about where food comes from and why what we choose to eat is crucial to our health.
Sqirl subscribes to the philosophy that as far as fruit preservation goes, nothing beats tradition. Our jams, jellies and marmalades are made with produce from family-owned farms that practice sustainable, certified organic methods that are in close proximity1 to our kitchen in Los Angeles, California.
Gotham Greens’ first greenhouse facility, located on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brookyn. Our state of the art rooftop greenhouses combine advanced horticultural and engineering techniques to optimize crop production, crop quality, and production efficiency. The climate controlled facility will grow premium quality produce, year-round. Gotham Greens provides locally grown vegetables and herbs, even in the winter months, when local supply is typically low.
Truck Farm is a mobile garden education project founded in Brooklyn, NY. Director Ian Cheney's other projects include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, and The City Dark.
Farming the Cityhttp://farmingthecity.net
CITIES' Farming the City pilot project has been running in Amsterdam since November 2010, bringing city dwellers to explore inspirational ways of producing, storing, cooking, preserving, distributing and sharing food.
Bucky Box is the future of local food distribution. Simple to use, powerful software for automating ordering, customer accounts, packing & delivery logistics, and payments & billing reconciliation. Bucky Box is a social enterprise, supporting the local food movement through innovative partnerships, to bring about a better food system for people & planet.
When we debut, in.gredients will be the first package-free and zero waste grocery store in the United States. Our mission is to be a different kind of grocery store – one that is responsible to the environment and community and one that facilitates a healthy lifestyle.