The Future Is Organic, Self Grown & Collected

Have you ever heard about Sekem? It’s an unique mixture of a organic agriculture, traditional handicrafts and cultural value. In this article I would like to concentrate on the organic aspect of the project. The Sekem farm is situated in the desert of Egypt. In the past three decades they’ve managed to create a green garden from the desert. They not only produce more from a single unit of land than the conventional agriculture does, but also use 40% less water and 20% less work power. And their production is also cheaper than the conventional one. That’s not an exception. That’s the future. Sustainable agriculture is going to be cheaper than conventional and it is possible to satisfy the needs of the whole mankind.

But in order to do this, we have to concentrate on local production for local needs. I will go even further and say that we’ll go back to the nature and every household is going to live vegan and produce their own fruits, vegetables, crops, nuts and seeds. Even in the cities all of the free space will be used. And we’ll even start again collecting plants. These can be used not only for food, but also as a medicine, teas and many more. So, one of the key knowledge in the future will be an agricultural one – how to grow our own food, natural medicine and the knowledge about the different eatable plants. The sad news is that this knowledge is completely missing nowadays. So, what about organising some meetings and workshops where we exchange such knowledge?