Hi David and ANPRC friends,
Thank you for copying me on this news from Bill. I also wanted to give you a belated response to the information about growing crops that you sent to me some weeks ago. This information about higher yield of crops with using special fertilizer and also sounds - I find very interesting - but I cannot comment until perhaps I have the chance to put these ideas to the test by using them myself.
I am very positive about Biological methods for growing and providing natural nutrients to plants, which I am certain results in more nutritious food. Such methods go beyond the "organic" soil based growing and I feel strongly that the answers to world poverty and hunger need innovative solutions that draw on the power of nature and works with nature to enhance and amplify the natural abundance found in all creation that reflects God's abundance and his purpose to prosper our lives as work together to build His Kingdom on earth.
I am confident that if we work with complete ecological systems - animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and algae that we can establish a natural food cultivation that will end hunger. And food abundance assures energy abundance if we use Bio Digester systems to recycle our crop and food waste as well as human and animal waste to generate safe, completely non-toxic and highly nutritious food produced from the liquid digestate, which is a perfect plant food and is completely soluble. This approach fits well with "Bioponic" plant culture, which is a non-synthetic nutrients hydroponic system. This holistic method can be sustained within a controlled environment greenhouse, using the low-tech, low-cost, low-energy Sola Roof technology so that we can harvest and plant continuously every day in any season and any climate no mater how extreme. Thus we create climate controlled space to overcome the challenges of dangerous Climate Change. We do not need to work to regenerate soils and work in the difficult conditions of a disrupted climate, polluted environment and depleted depleted soils and toxic lands and waters. Within the Sola Roof natural processes will purify water, clean the closed environment and enrich the natural nutrients within the closed cycle food chain. All the biomass at some point becomes food for the anaerobic bacteria and therefore the solar energy that is captured by photosynthesis is released as energy dense Bio Gas that we can use to produce electrical power with integrated CHP. All CO 2 can be captured and used to enhance the photosynthetic conversion of algae and plants.
Plants can be grown for feed, food, fiber and fuel and algae can produce all required nitrogen nutrients to continuously add to a cumulative production/regeneration of nutrients for abundant crops and also for extraction of oil from algae for liquid fuel. The entire Sola Roof greenhouse, dwelling or building can be built with a transparent Sola Roof envelope - living, working and recreational spaces within controlled environment garden spaces. Believe me, every family who has such a home and every community with such built environment will have more of all essential needs - food, water, fiber, fuel, energy and comfortable productive space - than they can possibly consume. This is my new theme - or paradigm shift - of Ecomimicry Architecture.
My focus now in Montreal is to establish Sola Roof DIY backyard greenhouse - the first Alpha Site is full-scale greenhouse is now being constructed as a Production Model in the factory and by April we will launch 10 Beta Sites that will demonstrate this household solution for food security. It will pay for itself in one year out of savings on purchase of food alone. We will enable families to sustainably produce most of the food and and all the water as well as a big chunk of energy requirements from the DIY Kit greenhouse. This user community will be established as an Open Source global collaborative and encourage local clusters of cooperation and self-help. The Sola Roof DIY initiative will establish a user community owned COOP to secure supply of key components that make up a standardized DIY Kit. We will also collectively take action by supporting the Pay It Forward humanitarian projects, which will start with a focus on DIY Food projects.
DI Yers will establish best practices and share experience and improvements that will go into Open Manufacturing specifications, so that they can control the manufacturing specification and use collective purchasing power to obtain best cost and quality of components making up the the DIY Kit. This empowerment can be the trigger to a vast transformational movement that enables families to become self-reliant and gain freedom from the consumer lifestyle and learn skills for self-reliant living. This is the year, 2011 that I believe is the time, the 11th Hour for practical action on solutions to build resilient communities.
I am establishing a campaign to create a DIY Food movement this year, with a goal of 350 sites to be operational for 11.11.11 - a day for global celebration of solutions for sustainable living in cooperation with 350.ORG. I hope that there will be many sites in the USA. Please let me know what you all can do through your networks to help my DIY Food Campaign.