Our facility is a multi-purpose center, where we will have classes, workshops, videos and seminars to empower families, individuals and communities to grow their own organic nutrient-dense foods in an urban environment. We will also be available to local schools and have presentations to empower a 'growing' generation.
We will concentrate on establishing working gardens and aquaponic systems in homes, yards and vacant lots within the communities. Beyond that we will set up working models of co-operative businesses where jobs will be created in urban farms to generate even more food for the local community. We will scale up to commercially viable non-profit co-operative farms where we can produce organic food at a fraction of the cost it takes to ship food from across the country and the globe.
We strive to be carbon neutral . . . protect the environment, be restorative, give back to the earth rather than take, leave it better than we find it.
Outreach to Schools
We are putting together a comprehensive workshop on aquaponics to teach in the local schools, with funding we will put a working aquaponic system into each class that wants one. We will also start to teach students how to grow seedlings that we will then use in local community gardens, so the kids can learn during the school year and continue with workshops during the summer, on-site.
Children and their families will have the opportunity to reap the benefits of what they have produced. Imagine the pride that a child gets to feel bringing home to their family a bag of fresh vegetables that they have grown themselves.
Urban Farming & Gardens
Using permaculture methods we are establishing working urban farms and community gardens. Using methods such as square foot gardening, vertical gardening and container gardening we can grow even on brownfields, creating food where there was once only waste. In this farm environment we will teach others how to produce for themselves and their communities fresh organic nutrient dense foods, this we believe is the cornerstone to independence and a worthy purpose.
Our workshops, classes and videos will provide those with an interest the skills needed to produce their food and give them the tools needed to start co-operative farms and gardens that will produce food and jobs, building the local economy.
Aquaponics & Permaculture
Permaculture is a way of farming that works with nature rather than against it, it is regenerative rather than consuming. It is a way of looking at the production of food in a way that will reduce work and increase production. We not only implement this type of farming and gardening, we also teach it to others in our workshops and classes.
Aquaponics is a closed-loop system that is sustainable. The water the fish live in is cleaned constantly by being piped through grow beds, where it feeds the plants. In this way waste is recycled almost before it is produced. You produce vegetables as well as fish in as little a space as you have. This method is scalable from counter top to industrial. We wish we could see a working aquaponic system in every household.
Career Guidance Counseling
We are building our career guidance counseling program and we invite you to give your career, and your life, a boost into it's next stage by letting us share our insights and connections with you.
The Blue Marble Solutions Panel of Advisors is an assembly of qualified advisors with broad and comprehensive experience and insight in their various fields. We will review for you the options we see, and give you our best guidance.
Soon we will be offering aptitude testing, group & individual counseling and mentoring seminars with our Panel of Advisors.