Exponential Thinking: Renewable Energy – Part 2.1
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Exponential Thinking: Renewable Energy – Part 2.1

Welcome Back to Exponential Thinking: Part 2.1 1. Introduction to Exponential Technology The benefits of aquaponics go far beyond high-quality taste, appearance, and aroma of growing your own food year round. It is demonstrably one of the most sustainable forms of agriculture currently being used. This is in large part due to the potential to use sustainable...

On May 25, 2017May 25, 2017by
Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1.3
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Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1.3

Last week we left off after the history of agriculture and the summary that despite the times it is a fascinating time to be alive thanks to this exponential technology… Steps on the path to that day: This is all very exciting, and certainly a little idealistic.  But what better time for idealism than at...

On May 16, 2017May 16, 2017by
Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1.2
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Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1.2

Aquaponics and the Exponential Food Industry Now that we’ve gone through some of the basics of exponential growth vs. linear growth, the S-Curve, and the deceptive growth phase, let’s get into the good stuff.  Why am I so convinced we are poised for explosive growth in food production? Let’s look at the data!  An analysis...

On May 9, 2017May 9, 2017by
Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1.1
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Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1.1

Hey Reader! Welcome to our series on exponential technology, Exponential Thinking [This series was originally written in January 2016] The beginning of the year is always a great time for reflection on the past, as well as a good look at where we are today. Those looking to create a better future for themselves use...

On May 4, 2017May 4, 2017by
Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1
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Introduction to Exponential Thinking – Part 1

Hey Reader! Welcome to our series on exponential technology, Exponential Thinking [This series was originally written in January 2016] The beginning of the year is always a great time for reflection on the past, as well as a good look at where we are today. Those looking to create a better future for themselves use...

On May 4, 2017May 4, 2017by
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Substance-Use Disorder – Part 6
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Substance-Use Disorder – Part 6

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 6 Education, 2. I/D Disabilities, 3. Prisoners & Reentry, 4. Retirees, 5. Veterans, 6. Substance-Use As a blog reader, you are aware we are all entering a new food paradigm.  This paradigm shift is emerging from the countless small organic producers, family gardeners, and aquapioneers across the world.  New and emerging...

On April 11, 2017April 14, 2017by
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Returning Veterans – Part 5
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Returning Veterans – Part 5

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 5 1. Education, 2. I/D Disabilities, 3. Prisoners & Reentry, 4. Retirees, 5. Veterans For the last four weeks, we’ve been discussing hidden groups of potential farmers, including the developmentally disabled, schools, and senior citizens. Each of these groups receives extra benefits from using aquaponics, beyond the amazing food it produces....

On April 4, 2017April 4, 2017by
Join the Mission: the City that Feeds Itself™
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Join the Mission: the City that Feeds Itself™

Join the Mission: the City that Feeds Itself™ As regular readers of the blog know, we are on a mission to create the City that Feeds Itself™. We are using our new flagship location at 290 Pratt St. in Meriden, CT, as the launching grounds for this mission. This space will be showcasing Controlled Environment...

On March 30, 2017March 30, 2017by
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Golden Years – Part 4
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Golden Years – Part 4

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 4 1. Education, 2. I/D Disabilities, 3. Prisoners & Reentry, 4. Retirees Hey Aquapioneers! Farmers are old and getting older. According to the Department of labor, the median age of farmers is 55.9 years old, making farming the second oldest occupation in the country. Not only that, but farmers are getting...

On March 28, 2017March 28, 2017by
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Prisoners and Reentry – Part 3
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Prisoners and Reentry – Part 3

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 3 1. Education, 2. I/D Disabilities, 3. Prisoners & Reentry Hey Aquapioneers! Over the last few articles, we’ve explored groups of untapped potential farmers.  These are groups of people who derive additional benefit from aquaponics farming beyond the food itself.  These groups use their gardens for purposes like education, rehabilitation, and...

On March 21, 2017March 21, 2017by