Fred Guidry is an Oakland Bay Area writer who believes that this is a wonderful time to look at developing Urban Agriculture (as well as rural, small organic, “farms.”) This blog is all about improving the quality of your life. On the surface, it’s about growing your own food, and why that’s important.
Agriculture is the grandfather of manufacturing. Not everyone wants to put their hands in the soil … but there are tons of ideas about creating fun products that range from gourmet dog biscuits, to hand made Goats Milk Lavender soap.
Why keep looking for a job when you can own your own job and keep a larger share of the profits while in the process? It’s time to do something different!
“Every problem is an opportunity in work clothes.” I constantly suggest to young people entering college, that a good plan is follow their bliss, and go where the competition isn’t so strong. There are over 200 high level careers in agriculture that are going wanting for people. (That includes Department of the Interior jobs most often located within urban areas.) Why are so many college grads working at Kinko’s? Because they’ve been trained to look for a job instead of looking for a life. There’s too many of them in one subject area!
This blog seeks to highlight the opportunities that are available in urban and rural farming and value-added food production. It’s time to look at QUALITY of life instead of continuing to mimic the shallow images of movies, television, and other media.