We provide consulting and advisory services, as well as project management, design and education in four main industries: Food Security, Development Aid, Regenerative Development, and Disaster Preparedness.
Additional services include: aerial mapping/imagery, soil testing, soil foodweb analysis, land planning, watershed management & restoration, organic agricultural conversion, property assessment, renewable energy solutions, and waste management.
All of our services are tailored to the unique and specialized conditions of your company or organizations specific needs.
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What is Food Security?
The United Nations defines "food security" as the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
While practical, this definition does not address the most critical element of true food security - the environment in which it is grown.
Here is our definition:
The condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life; produced through local, regenerative systems, which foster soil fertility and empower the growing environment to yield food indefinitely.
The success of any civilization throughout human history has hinged upon food security. Without the stable use of fertile soil to grow enough clean, nutrient-dense food to feed the population, there would be no story to tell.
Our species has leveraged modern technology to produce more food. But these methods ultimately destabilize agriculture and compromise our ability to grow food in the long-term. Factory farming has made a devastating impact on our planet, becoming the leading cause of soil loss, deforestation, water toxicity, greenhouse gas emissions, desertification and pandemic loss of biodiversity worldwide.
Regenerative Agriculture offers a holistic solution. By using cutting edge methodologies to work in harmony with nature, we can create organically resilient, self-sustaining and chemical-free growing systems, which build and restore ecosystems over time, rather than destroy them, establishing both climate and food security for generations to come.
Almost half the world's population lives on less than a few dollars a day. These people are the first to feel the impacts of agriculture. Their ability to maintain food supplies, stores of clean drinking water, quality housing and regular income, depends directly upon how the land is managed, in any given climate.
To stabilize and support impoverished areas, international organizations have been put in place to provide development aid. But, in reality, their efforts are creating more long-term issues than they solve.
The current conventional aid model perpetuates a fragile reliance on hand-outs and funding from outside sources. To truly make a lasting change, our focus must shift to addressing the root causes of poverty and empowering these at-risk communities to become as self-sufficient as possible through proper education and training. That is true aid.
Our mission is to cultivate indefinite and independent security, both financially and nutritionally, by putting the tools and strategies in the hands of people who need them.
We establish food security, as well as resiliency against drought and disaster, through intelligent land management designs.
We alleviate poverty and foster economic stability by addressing root causes and teaching farmers how to produce and sell highly marketable crops.
We minimize strain and working hours by implementing efficient farming systems.
We develop skilled stewards of the environment by teaching essential practices of regenerative agriculture and ecological restoration.
Simply put: rather than giving people fish, we teach them how to build a pond, stock it, fashion a rod and cast the line.
The 21st century holds the biggest crux our species may ever face. We can no longer afford to ignore the downstream impact of how we choose to manage our natural resources, waste, and production of food and energy.
Our actions, in the name of economic progress, have been the leading cause of climate destabilization and environmental degradation. Unless our goal is the total collapse of civilization, we must implement new strategies to repair Earth's ecosystems.
We are being forced to adopt a regenerative approach.
Regenerative development is the means of furthering society which considers our symbiotic co-existence with the environment, using foresight to create renewable systems which support indefinite settlement. Instead of the focus being on the exploitation of resources, it is shifted to the repair and synthesis of new ones.
The "sustainability" movement will not be enough. The word has been reduced to a catch phrase used to greenwash products and ease consumer anxiety around buying household items. While the campaign has promoted awareness around environmental impact, its initiatives are limited. Merely reducing and recycling is the equivalent of slowing The Titanic's course, rather than changing or reversing it.
To succeed long-term, our outlook must fully mature from economic, to sustainable, to regenerative.
As the vast majority of environmental destruction is the result of degenerative agricultural practices, the highest leverage path forward is to marry agriculture with ecological restoration. With just minor changes in large-scale farming, we can create dramatic changes in the health of ecosystems, as well as their inhabitants.
The fate of the natural world is tied to our own. May our actions reflect it.
Natural disasters have always posed an inevitable threat to human settlements. They erase agriculture, infrastructure and transportation, while depleting government funds and creating death tolls in the process.
But the devastation of these events is multiplied exponentially when we have failed to design our communities to withstand them.
Coastal developing nations face the highest risk. Laying mostly within tropical latitudes, they are being hit with increasingly intense storms and unpredictable weather patterns as the climates change. Under these conditions, rapid and unplanned urbanization creates a dangerously fragile supply of food, water, shelter and electricity.
Emergency response organizations, such as FEMA, provide those impacted by environmental catastrophes with temporary access to these basic needs and medical care. Although these services are crucial, they do not address the fundamental problem: poor human settlement design.
While our approach to disaster relief is inclusive of response and recovery, the emphasis is on preparedness and mitigation.
How can we design human settlements to be more durable, food-rich, water efficient, and adaptable to extreme weather? How can we mitigate costs and damage, while decreasing external aid requirements and ensuring the quickest, most efficient recovery in times of crisis?
With the right strategies, such as creating hydrophilic landscapes, access to locally grown food, water storage and decentralized electricity, we can save lives and dollars where they are the most vulnerable.
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