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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Feeding Starving People and Conserving Land

I was talking about our mini farm project with a family member who's earning her Bachelor's degree in Biology, and she had an interesting perspective on the global impact mini farming could have in poorer countries where land availability is a problem. She said if people knew they could use intensive farming techniques which require much less land than conventional farming, we may be able to save the rain forests and other valuable lands that are being plowed for farmland by hungry people who need to grow crops. It's hard to tell people to stop destroying the wildlife when they are starving! What if they knew they could grow their food more sustainably an incur fewer expenses? Mini farming could have global implications! I hope we can help take this idea to the people who need it the most!

I want to encourage everyone who wants to be involved to look into mini farming and see for yourselves how effective it can be. In a few days, I plan to have our IndieGoGo campaign go live and start accepting contributions. This means I have to make a video to complement our pitch. Though this will probably turn into long hours as I edit and refine video footage, I'm so excited to shift this project into overdrive that I welcome the workload. It is better than sitting on my hands, wishing the world would change itself.

2 comments:

  1. You are doing a great job of getting the word out! If everyone who reads this just passed it on to one more....

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  2. And again I gained valuable knowledge from one of your posts. :)

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