The Farm Contractor - A RealVolution in Local Food
The results on the Industrial Farm model are in. The facts are clear.
Food is the basis of civilization and the basis of all monetary systems. If your civilization is suffering, then the only logical action is to address the foundations. This is my version of a Stimulus Package for Humanity.
2 years ago I designed a model that synthesizes the farmer and the landscaper effectively solving the food production and transportation issues along with cost/benefit issues to farmers and land owner related expenses. Every investor I went to said the same thing ' "Holy Shit - did you come up with this?" and then later in the discussion came "This idea can't be protected." Oye - the minds of investors. My response was that I had no intention of protecting it - I want people to do this everywhere. So instead I decided to get into media production and make a show about it...and more.
Here is how the Farm Contractor works.
1. The Land owner makes 1 landscape investment with the Farm Contractor
2. The Farm Contractor designs and builds them a FarmGarden. A FarmGarden uses the same design aspects of a landscape, but it is all edible. I will get into that in another article later on.
3. Farm Contractor maintains this for FREE and splits a % of profits from sale of produce with the land owner.
1. The Farm Contractor
a. Gets PAID for their farm
b. Pays no property taxes
c. Pays no utilities
d. Has their consumer base all around them
2. The Land Owner
a. Makes one landscape investment that brings them an annual income and savings instead of an annual expense.
SO EASY! I know - yet how was this overlooked for so long? All this talk of verticle farms, multi-hundred million dollar growing systems...why? Did land and sunshine just become unavailable? There is a simple solution, and this is it.
This model not only works, but it is in use and in development right now with one of detroit's most awarded landscape firms who we are not only consulting for, but promoting through our show.
The industrial farm model is a stunning failure for humanity and a shockingly cunning device to control food production and quality.
The results on the Industrial Farm model are in. The facts are clear. It sucks.
1. Mega Mono Cropping destroys soil quality.
2. Poor soil quality makes the plants get sick.
3. The 'hand me down' solution to these sick plants is to apply numerous carcinogenic, nuerotoxic chemicals to them.
4. The chemicals kill more of the soil and weaken the plant further.
5. Soon the plants just won't produce at all.
6. Genetically Modified Plants are made as the solution. Funny enough...they don't produce seeds either.
The Industrial Farm is absurdity at it's best and tragedy at it's hieght. One bad decision after another, based on a quick-sand foundation of farming knowledge designed to eliminate small farmers and monopolize food production the world over.
The main reason landscapers and home owners are not building many edible landscapes is because few home and land owners want to pay to maintain them. Through this model, they do not have to. Imagine - your own personal farm surrounding your home. Orchards, vineyards, raised beds, brambles -maybe coconut and dates depending upon where you are - and your own farm crew lovingly caring for and developing this land...for free. All the food you can eat, a stunning farmgarden and a check in your hand at the end of the year. Wow. This is the new way. Instead of million dollar ornamental gardens - here, right now, we are designing million dollar Gentlemens/Ladies Farms. That is rich.
Join me in this quick visualization. Your clients just arrived for dinner. You smile, hug and pour a tall glass of deep red dry wine into hand carved wooden cups accented with insets of silver and turqoius - a cheers to one another. The kitchen is aromatic with the coming meal and the pink hues from the sunset and a cool breeze scented with sage and sunlight seduces you outside. You take your guests out into the FarmGarden - through path ways of wild oats, formal rows of peaches with squash below, wild roses climb a wooden trellace that you enter into bringing you to the raised beds where your FarmGardeners crew neatly is caring for the salad you are about to eat. A conversation begins about the variety of greens, where they came from, what their story is, how you are cultivating them. You sit down in the grass pathway and grab a leaf and eat it...ohhhh....yessss...Osaka Greens....mmmmmm....Butterflay...oh oh oh mmmmm..and before you know it you your guests are taking off their clothes and soft jazz music seems to arise from the surrounding leaves...you know the song...baow baow bump bump baow baow.
Seriously, though, sex in the farm is the best sex ever. The FarmGarden is rich - a deeply rich experience. It is a short and long term gain and more stable an investment than gold. This is the garden of eden - the world lush and vibrant with life. The truth of the matter, behind all the shiny things that grab our attention - by growing our own food, we have everything we ever need on this planet. Everything. But, that is another story.
In my next post I am going to go into greater detail on the Farm Contractor and the FarmGarden including my agricultural program for it and the basic math behind this model. I will also include renderings that the said hospital system asked me to render for them. Also, you will be able to see what I am talking about - including interviews with this hospital - for FREE on our show @www.indiedibles.com in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned. Things here in Detroit have changed in a Big Way and you just became a part of it.
Okay - I cannot figure our how to post a picture on this blog. You will see video of me explaining more of the farm contractor in detail coming soon. If you have questions about it feel free to contact us but I am getting around 100 emails a day on it right now. Stay tuned to our Free website for all the video's on this model and soooooooo much more.