DailyDirt: So You Want To Grow Your Own Food?
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Farming isn’t a hobby. Gardening is a hobby. No one really expects to be able to grow enough food to feed hundreds of households from a garden, but maybe technology can help change that. Autonomous farming robots and other labor-saving devices might make farming a lot easier for a few people to be much more productive, but we’re not quite at the point where anyone really needs to change farming techniques so drastically. However, if you think you’d want to become a post-modern farmer, check out a few of these links.
- Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio might be a place to check out if you’ve ever dreamed of ditching everything and becoming a farmer. You’ll have to apply for one of Cuyahoa’s long-term farm leases, and agree to help educate the public about preserving natural resources and sustainable farming, and you get training support (no experience necessary!) and a place to live on federally-protected historic land. [url]
- Maybe traditional outdoor farming won’t be economically feasible in the near future, but will indoor urban farming with LED lighting actually be more practical? Maximizing food production per square foot might make indoor farming seem economically attractive, and if the food tastes just as good… same day fresh groceries delivered within a city sounds great. [url]
- What happens if we run out of farmland? Could we grow food in underwater greenhouses? It’s possible to do so. The scuba gear doesn’t look like farming technology that can scale all that well, though. [url]
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