After being diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance at the age of 28, relearning everything there is to know about nutrition, how food is grown, and the diminishing carrying capacity of our world to support an ever-growing population I've dedicated my life to preserving the health and nutritional content of food, ability for all people to have access to locally-grown and sustainable food sources, and viability of the farming profession in urban areas. My greatest accomplishment was the birth of my daughter given the prognosis at 28 that I might never be able to have children due to PCOS.
Absolutely, and thank you for the recommendation! It's definitely not our intent to recreate the wheel, so to speak, as our proposal relies heavily on a return to practices that existed long before the chemical and industrial revolutions. :-))
Great question, and that is definitely a topic we are discussing with our City Administrators. While growing food should not create a nuisance to the surrounding community we must also consider the detrimental health impacts of practices that have evolved as a means for replacing those nuisances. For instance: when I was my daughter's age it was common practice for manure to be used as fertilizer; however, we now use harmful chemical fertilizers instead that (imo) smell just as bad, pollute air and water resources, and contribute to the decline of the soil biome and vitality of wildlife species.