There are many services out there that offer “farm to home” fresh produce delivery, such as Farmbox Arizona, and these are a fantastic solution for supporting professional food growers in your region while minimizing carbon footprint from transportation.
I do not want to put professional farmers out of business; we need them to feed people who can’t produce their own food. I believe family farms and solutions like Farmbox are ideal for feeding high-density urban areas where growing substantial quantities of fresh food just isn’t feasible. But what about neighborhoods with lots of space, like mine?
In my neighborhood alone, we have several acres total of community lawns that could be turned into gardens:
Not to mention, many privately owned spaces, which, added up, could equal a lot more food. Here are just three of over 100 properties in my neighborhood:
What if every suburban neighborhood had its own community garden & co-ops, and produced a large majority of its own fresh food?
That’s my vision for Homegrown—to aggregate and activate these spaces, creating communities that are self-sufficient and interconnected; living in harmony with the Earth, producing what they need with what they have in circular systems, resilient to supply chain shortages.