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The hero I am shadowing is Novella Carpenter, author of "Farm CIty". Novellas story is about urban farming in a blighted area of a major city in California. I have always been interested in farming ( having grown up in a farming community).

I think one facet of a multiapproach to food shortage and famine would be urban dwellers growing some of their own food, even just a small amount. This would reduce their dependence on food imported to the city and also mayhaps be something they could sell extras of. A wh*** cottage industry of seedlings, homemade equiptment, tools, and knowledge could come into existence.

I am working on a formula or plan to maximize the amount of food that could be grown in a very small place. Say a two foot by two foot square. I am at the beginning of this journey and am sourcing the answers to many questions.

I have emailed Novella Carpenter and have subscribed to her blog "Ghost town Farm" and am going to try and use her knowledge and links to answer some of my design questions. Peace, Michael

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Comment by Milena Kocić on March 8, 2010 at 5:58pm
I agree with you. People should try to grow their own food, even in their backyards if possible. Not only is it cheaper but it's also a lot healthier. In that way people would not support mega corporation that produce food. You can check the movie Food Inc.
Comment by michael driscol on March 8, 2010 at 6:47pm
Thanks for the source for the movie! I think when we grow it, we have alot more control in alot of ways. The tough part is finding ways for people to grow food in cities, even in apartements or shanty towns.
Comment by Jane A.W. on March 8, 2010 at 8:19pm
I'd love to see how your two foot by two foot project goes. I don't even have that much room in my apt. And growing outdoors is NOT an option for me either. The best I can manage is INDOOR window sill space.
Comment by michael driscol on March 9, 2010 at 12:13am
I am trying to design out a scaleable model, with 2X2 being the largest size. if a person had more room they could put up multiple units
Comment by John D. Boyden on March 17, 2010 at 3:33am
Add barter, trading, collective self help groups, friendships and everything moves to a higher level +1 vision
Comment by michael driscol on March 17, 2010 at 11:50am
Nice add of the social element, as part of the execution of the designs


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