“There is a new farmer being born. And the farmer lives in the city.” Caleb Harper, Founder of City Farm.
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ovies love to portray the future in an apocalyptic scenario. But could there be a morsel of truth in their fiction?
Ten years into the future, do you think you’ll still be holding your burger and enjoying it? Or do you sometimes wonder if the growing lack of food will leave you hunger-stricken?
The farming that supports our food sector isn’t enough to feed everyone. The scarcity of water may very well wipe out our crop production. And yet, MIT has a vision for us, and it involves a way to everlasting supply of good, nutritious food with better quality.
Is this ‘Farmville’ in real life?
Caleb Harper’s ‘City Farm’ is a plant based research facility in MIT that specializes in innovative, indoor production of crops.
It’s innovative because they’re trying to develop the most efficient way of growing plants without soil.
Why in the world would they want to do that?
It’s simple. They want you to grow your own crops, right inside your house. The crop is grown in a closed chamber that is automated to provide the necessary environment conditions for optimal development of your crop.
“It’s not grow it there, eat it here.
It’s grow it here, eat it here.” Caleb Harper, Founder of City Farm
This open-source network allows everyone to have free access to the entire process. There is no charge to it and no intellectual property right breathing down your back. Think of the possibilities. You get to save money on groceries, grow any variety of crop of your interest and ensure your food security for generations to come.
— AgriFood ATP (@AgriFoodATP) September 9, 2014
Being a farmer at home is badge that people should wear proudly. This is the saving grace for the future.