‘Farm from a Box’: The Best Solution for Off-Grid Farming

Posted on May 17 2019 - 5:08pm by UOG

“Based on extensive field research, we found that rural communities often lack the resources and infrastructure needed to access nutritious food,” DeCarli said. “We developed a toolkit that contains all of the core components needed to grow your own food, on a two acre plot of land, without the need for an existing grid. Imagine the good it can do by growing local, organic food for a school, or helping jumpstart food production after a disaster. ‘Farm from a Box’ enables and empowers communities to provide for themselves.” In order make sure that people will be able to use this “box” at its full potential, the farm also includes a training program on ecological farming practices, technology use maintenance and basic business and entrepreneurship. All the boxes are totally customizable to the needs of the future owner, and Fast Company announced that each unit costs between $25,000-$45,000, depending on its technology specs.

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