The “eat local” movement allows more people to be involved in healthy lifestyles with food produced in their area without the issues associated with imported foods.
The recent development of advanced aquaponics and hydroponics technology has made small scale, low transportation cost, low carbon footprint, urban friendly farms possible.
The Center for Sustainable Agriculture Excellence and Conservation (CSAEC) has developed and uses best practices in sustainable agriculture, agro ecology and agronomy that have been developed by farmers, colleges/universities and industry experts to educate the public, businesses, schools, nonprofits and governmental entities of these practices.
Researcher, teacher, farmer and CSAEC Executive Director Angela TenBroeck has been using a triple bottom line solution to help North Florida’s Farmers feed more people with better, cheaper, locally grown food while protecting the environment and earning a profit.
Small-scale farming can allow a family to have a profitable business like requires minimal time for maximum results, using sustainable farming practices.
– Presentations to organizations to educate local farmers, businesses, schools, non profits and governmental entities about the use of science-based strategies for agronomy.
-Grants to fund student scholarships, construction of demonstration and experimental high school and college aquaponics facilities.