Every Home A Farm
Every Home A Farm
The most common forms of farming in the world are Intensive and Factory Farming.
Intensive Farming: a practice requiring a lot of labor and capital is employed to maximize agricultural produce or yields. It is characterized with the intensive use of pesticides, fertilizer and other production inputs for crops and medication as well as concentrated feeding for the animal stock. The practice concentrates more on getting the most output per area by using high input strategies.
Factory farming: the extreme confinement of livestock for commercial use. This agricultural technique was invented by scientists in the 1960s in an effort to maximize efficiency and production so that farms could manage a growing population and higher demand for meat. It was designed to use as little space as possible, require less maintenance, and allow farmers to manage their animals quickly.
These methods of farming have been around for decades, and have been the most common answer to meeting the food demands of the rising world population. To this day, scientists, economists, and farmers agree that these techniques will continue to be around because it is the only way to keep up. Alternative measures have not been implemented into mass production due to the costly nature, requiring that we make more intentional choices when looking for food. To help the problems surrounding factory and intensive farming, we want to teach individuals how they can they can make more intentional choices about where their food comes from, how they interact with the planet and make a positive change without drastically changing their lifestyles.
Our ‘Every Home their Own Farm’ program provides families and individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to grow their own fresh food. We believe that as we help people adopt these practices into their lifestyle, we will help decrease dependence on imported goods and provide individuals with the confidence that comes from being able to have access to good food.