Problem: Farming depletes earth resources
Farmers have known for thousands of years that growing crops drains the land of its resources, thereby requiring the land to lay fallow before planting again. However, in recent years, heavy usage of fertilizer, pesticides, and other chemicals have caused more permanent detrimental effects to not only the surrounding environment, but entire regions. Chemicals draining into the ground water can contaminate water supplies and destroy wildlife, fauna and flora. As farmers push for more yield today, they sacrifice yield in the future.
Problem: Farming depletes water resources
Irrigation consumes over 60% of the water supply and is by far the biggest usage of potable water. As water supplies have become constrained, irrigation usage has been banned. Recently, rice farmers in Texas were cut off by the Lower Colorado River Authority from access to water, essentially wiping out their farms.
Solution: Farm Eco
Farm Eco uses hydroponics. We grow in self-contained systems that do not interact with the natural earth. We can grow on land typically unsuitable for farming, such as a dirt lot awaiting residential or commercial development or an unused paved parking lot. Water and nutrients are fed to the plants in closed-circuit systems so that nothing is wasted. Hydroponics can use 95% less water compared to traditional agriculture. We also use no diesel fuel in our cultivation as we do not use tractors or other motorized equipment.