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Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Farm On Every Floor

Srila Prabhupada always strongly preached that the problem of overpopulation was a misconception-really it is about a misallocation of resources, and a lack of innovation and imagination.

"Simple Living, High Thinking" is the backbone of making sure all living entities get their physical and spiritual sustenance. This vision is not just a rural vision. It must also be applied to our urban centers, where it may even make more impact and have more visibility.

For an interesting secular vision, and an example of the some of the dynamic growth we should pursue as devotees in conjunction with our eco-friends, check out this article from the August 23, 2009 of the New York Times titled "A Farm On Every Floor", which details the innovative plans to bring vertical farming, or functional, self-sufficient ecosystems/gardens to our urban centers.

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