A day never rest in a time of uncertainty. Best to build a effort where communities can adapt to extreme weather. Social and economic changes. Where sites are constructed to test ideas in creating food systems in all types of conditions. Where shelter can be built in a moment notice are reconstructed because communities had the opportunity to build the skillsets. Plant the seed. Develop soil and other components to surviver communities needs.
A startup process would be finding available land some distance from the major cities. Map out existing resources for development of farming operations. My past experience with mushroom compost is it is a great soil component for cool weather crops. A test area of 10 acres could be constructed in the general area of the resource. With reduced cost and partnerships experimenting with concepts of regional Food Security methods could be developed through implementation of projects. Water usage and availability could shape how they are used and contained. Every good idea having a vehicle to test it’s worth.
Food System Production Models.
Soil composition from neighboring resources.
Seasonal crops for resiliency and nutrients content.
Collaborating with communities talented in land stewardship.
Agricultural settlements would be staging areas for communities to understand how to address basic needs. Food. Water. Shelter. These communities can immediately define themselves by working land stewardship principles. Developing strategies for Neighborhood food security within cities. Growing food in containers. Harvesting water and supporting other opportunities that a wide variety of people working projects do offer. The best results are driven by experience.
Presently a Soil Farm has been built in Independence heights thanks to Kelvin Williams and Cayn James King with the Food Everywhere coalition. Centerpoint tree services provide a resource where fungally dominated composting techniques produce a premium soil component. The Last Organic Outpost tractor with tiller has been used to speed up the process of decomposition. The mulch is sifted using 1/2″ and the 1/4″ screen. Also mushroom compost has been introduced as a decomposer. The point is with available land a theater of opportunity could be developed. Local strategies beginning with Agricultural education would offer communities basic resource to address needs.