It should come as no surprise that our modern food supply has taken a walk off of the nutritional deep end
Everyone knows this but very few know just how bad it really is and and even less have a viable solution.
You are well aware of the degradation caused by the chemicals and genetics, but did you know about nutrient malnutrition in the plants we call food that is caused by poor farming practices called modern agriculture. Almost every advancement in agriculture has been a vain effort to recover from the damage caused by taking many nutrients from the soil, in the form of food, and replacing only a couple. If anything else was the case, there would be no need for the chemicals and genetics, or the huge pharmaceutical industry. Please see Missing Micronutrients in the menu above
Clearly a viable alternative is needed
There is no free lunch and if you want it done right you will have to do it yourself.
Urban Crofting is a concept that offers a solution to the main problems that keep most from being able to grow and provide healthy food for their families. First, you need a way to grow food all year long instead of just a couple months in the summer. Second, any real solution has to be adaptable to an urban setting, where most people live. Third, gardening in general has to be adapted to the modern family with working parents. You will begin to learn about the nutrients that are missing from your food and be able to grow your own healthy food, year round even in an urban neighborhood.
Organic Gardening is Evolving
The only way to make organic gardening better is to be able to grow all year long.
You need a specially designed greenhouse to be able to grow all year long. Simple greenhouses lose too much heat and require too much additional heat. Each situation is different and much of my book is dedicated to the design considerations required.