Roads are blocked, businesses and jobs are on halt. Supermarket shelves are emptying and sooner rather than later, food supply will become an issue.
The food supply demand is exponentially multiplied as we now have to rely on our national capacity to feed our own population.
We think that the disruption of food supply will become a threat along side the virus itself. As days pass by, more and more lock down cities block food logistics, not only that, logistics has become a challenge, but because people rely on non-regular jobs such as street vendors and PUV drivers providing food on the table really has become harder by the day.
We now come to realize the importance of localized urban farming. A setup of one barangay urban farming may not be that promising but imagine a network of inter-barnagay setups. The smallest administrative division in the Philippines will be able to help sustain the food supply and there will be less empty stomachs going to sleep tonight.
Urban farming, simply put, is growing or producing food in a heavily populated town. It can be done in an open lot of land which the government can allocate per district. It can be self sustaining thru the use of rain water harvesting system w/ auto irrigation powered either by wind or solar power.
Another efficient way of doing urban farming is thru vertical greenery. Blank walls can be transformed into vertical farming, abandoned buildings can also be used as indoor vertical farms using grow lights, lifeless concrete roofs can also be made into roof farms. Pioneering this sustainable urban solution is Cubesystem, a company that spearheads sustainable architecture and biophilic design.
Indoor vertical farming can also be done in a microgreen setup suitable for those living in limited space such as condominiums. Vertical aeroponic towers make this possible. They are simple to use and requires minimal maintenance. The system introduces more oxygen to the roots which improve yields and will allow homeowners to grow consistently all year round no matter the weather.
Now more than ever, sustainability should be a way of life for a better future for generations to come.
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