We are all descendants of farmers who worked their available land to produce the most nutritious food needed for health and survival. Today we are technically evolved yet disconnected from the farming process. As a result our food supply has been jeopardized by a large centralized system that we are paying for with higher food costs, lower nutritional value and poorer overall health. It is now time to seek the knowledge of our farming ancestors by taking a different look at how our communities can reconnect with a more sustainable way of living. If we re-examine our single family homes including the small plots of land around us and commit some time to reconnect with our community then we will be able to access locally raised, sustainably grown, healthy and overall superior food all year long.
We are fortunate as residents of the Santa Clara Valley to live in this historically great agricultural area with a 12 month growing season made possible by an ideal Mediterranean climate. Yet, we are unfortunate to see the once prosperous orchard, rich vineyard and lush farmland replaced with the urban and suburban sprawl of a technically advanced community. We utilize and enjoy the technology of our modern achievements; however, technology should never be at the cost of sustaining the life on our planet and the health of our communities. Therefore, we need to find better ways where we can harmonize the luxuries of the modern age with a healthier, happier lifestyle that will ensure that life on this planet will continue to prosper.
Who and How?
We will achieve these goals by coming together as communities of modern urban farmers united with people who desire, crave, and seek better food.
Call To Action:
We will allocate an amount of available space to grow, raise, prepare or distribute food.
We will commit some time and effort to become modern farmers and help others to do the same.
We will ensure that the best and most nutritious locally grown foods are always available.
Together we link our land, our skills and our time into a community effort that will ensure access to the best and greatest variety of organic whole food that has been grown and prepared by our collective hands. We will also endorse and encourage changes to our food and water system in order to build a more sustainable local community. We will build a business model that many people who share the same vision can participate in and receive benefits from. Our efforts will have direct impact to the health of ourselves, our community and our planet.
About this Meetup
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