Resource Management Practices And Crop Development
The idea of “living systems” and farming in relation to our everyday lives is somewhat foreign to the commercial industry 'perspective'. However, for millennia, civilizations have seen the food and agriculture that they produced and consumed as an integral link in the seasonal cycles of their lives.
Today we are rediscovering the relationship of living systems and farming with a modern vision of a new world. We are applying the fruits of the information age with new technologies for production and the environment, and what is emerging is a new understanding of the interconnectedness of all life. With this knowledge we are able to change the future with new techniques of farming and city building.
One of the challenges that we face is the ability to create goods for our common needs while not depleting resources from elsewhere. In essence, how do we grow without compromising the growth of others? It is becoming evident that the solution is simple in strategy but complex in relations.
As modern trends in civilized development indicate, high density living is rising to the top of the solutions list, in order to alleviate urban sprawl and protect both farmland and the natural environment. Innovations like green and living-roof technology in agriculture can be applied to the inner-city by utilizing reclaimed water and compost as growth media. A simple strategy that is logical in concept, yet requires a reassessment of architectural and social practices for implementation.