Promoting Healthy & Nutritional Lifestyles
With 2000 farmers in the consortium, our network has access to 200,000 acres of land in the United States alone. Consortium farmers have been making incredible inroads into the arena of organic farming with aquaponics, vermicomposting, bee keeping, and hoop houses for year-round production of seasonal crops without the use of GMOs and chemical pesticides; and healthier animal offspring without the constant use of antibiotics which leads to the survival harmful bacteria and creating a resistance to said antibiotics.
Solar energy is an important part of all life processes. Solar energy is used to produce important nutrients in plants and animal cells, humans use the sun rays to produce vitamin D in their bodies, and to explore even further, more residential and commercial properties use Solar Energy for day to day operations.
Gardening can be done with any home food containers and left over oil cans. Even broken crockery, tin cans or paint containers can be used for growing plants.http://gardening-simplified.blogspot.com/2011/05/importance-of-gardening-and-gardening.html
Colony Collapse Disorder is a hot topic these days and while no one can agree on what causes it or what it even is, one thing is clear; something needs to be done. Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left.” http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/the-importance-of-beekeeping-zbcz1402.aspx
Carpentry is a skill that is very much needed in underserved areas. It is on of the largest group of building trades workers and continues to grow. The Global Apprenticeship Initiative will need a plethora of Carpenters to train and or build areas that have long awaited a make-over. Internships are available for youth participation and could lead to an Apprenticeship opportunity.
Are you wondering “what is aquaponics?” The most simple definition is that it is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. http://theaquaponicsource.com/what-is-aquaponics/
The management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items, such as food, materials, animals, equipment and liquids, as well as abstract items, such as time, information, particles, and energy. The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, which is material handling, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing, and often security.