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Spreading Efficient Methods of Growing Food Locally

In an unstable world, efficiently growing food locally provides a true oasis of security.

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Highly efficient methods of growing food locally, like sub-irrigated planters, drip irrigation and simplified hydroponics, already exist and enjoy grass roots adoption. The challenge is to help spread these practices to people who need them the most.

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This is a real problem with many of the developing countries and as well as the many areas that are affected by the natural disasters recently. This method of irrigation will replaced those costly methods which used pumps and electrical means by rather using natural gravity feeds. We can develop this further by incorporating it into vertical walls so that even cities can have “farms” on their rooftops. Perhaps we need not grow vegetables in the cities but we can grow “oxygen” to revitalize the city in the day by providing some shelter and shade as well as to clean the environment.