The farmer uses his pitchfork to move hay, straw or other materials from one place to another. Much like the pitchfork our blog is designed to throw ideas, stories, advice, and our experience from us to you. I hope that you find this blog educational, entertaining, and practical as you spend a day or so on our farm.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Local agriculture Predicted to get Huge in just eight years
NEW YORK: A group of futurist experts and authors convened by the politically conservative business magazine Forbes predicted that by 2018, only seven years from now, 20 % of the food eaten in major urban areas of the USA will be grown close to, or in the city itself. The magazine noted that this is a huge dollar number and would really shake up modern American agriculture, which is currently built around a small number of large-scale farms and long distance shipping. "In addition to making our cities more resilient, the health benefits, for both our bodies and our planet, of consuming food that is grown within a small number of miles of our homes or workplaces are significant." the magazine said in the October 25th 2010 edition.
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Thanks for visiting my blog. My husband and I will be interested in learning from your blog as my husband wants to return to his own farming roots and dreams. Blessings.ReplyDelete
We were excited to learn of another couple starting in sustainable ag. It is inspirational to read other families experiences in this lifestyle though it seems most have been working it for a few years. We will enjoy learning and growing along with you!ReplyDelete