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Organic Farming in Texas - believe it or not

I am from Texas, which most people probably associate with huge, inefficient cattle ranches. Luckily, the state has a relatively low population density in both in rural and urban areas, which bodes well for localized food production whenever the mentality swing sets in.

In the urban scenario, Austin is a great model to follow in terms of initiating community gardens and supporting local agriculture:
http://communitygardensaustin.org/
http://www.main.org/aog/local.htm

These example could spread to Dallas/Forth Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, all of which have enough open area to spark local urban food production. While the amount of food produced might be miniscule, the psychological benefits would be invaluable. By allowing individuals greater contact with the food life cycle it would undoubtedly help the centers of political power buy into the idea of reducing food imports and increasing local and regional productivity.

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Comment by Andrea Cooper on March 19, 2010 at 3:27pm
Great video - this is close to the vision I have for my little corner of the world. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Mark Mulkerin on March 22, 2010 at 12:56pm
Is it wrong to just love the way the gentleman says bugs? Thanks for it.
Comment by David Dewane on March 22, 2010 at 1:04pm
"sometimes they really kill us, other times they just kinda go away." hahha
Comment by Omri or something on March 22, 2010 at 1:10pm
Love it.
Comment by Anthony Karanja on March 22, 2010 at 1:26pm
great video

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