Guest post by Seismologik
Bushwick, Brooklyn, is home to a population of 130,000 people, many of whom reside in neighborhoods that have been designated as food deserts.
We assert that access to natural, nutrient dense, real food is a basic human right.
This spring, as an affinity project of the OWS Sustainability movement group, members will collaborate to build, design and farm a 16,000 sq. foot organic Roof Farm, utilizing smart and sustainable permaculture design techniques to grow food which will be supplied to area restaurants, local schools, farmers markets, and CSA's.
There will also be a ‘by donation’ farm to communal dining pantry, planned as a companion project.
In addition to serving the community by providing freshly grown GM free food, we will also be re-skilling individuals who will participate in our volunteer work/learn days.
We have achievable goals ahead of us: to educate under served communities on gardening, farming, nutrition, and the various ways to reclaim control of our food system is just a few of the ideas bubbling to the fore.
Our hopes of creating the change we wish to see in this world will require support from crowdfunders.
The "Farm In The Sky" will be made open source as a replicable and scaleable model for anyone who wishes to grow their own.
We urge all of you to consider making a modest gift to the first phase of our Spring crowdfunding campaign:
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Post originally published on FoodFreedom