Harvesting goodness

Let's team up with the nature for a better future.
In this effort no one is spared.

Little words about our project

    This project aims to develop the skills of educators to encourage adults with disabilities to get involved in agricultural activities and combat against the famine, expected from the global warming over the next years. In this way, we expect to increase the number of disabled adults engaged in micro farming and agriculture and, in addition, boost up the number of agricultural courses for disabled people organised by educational institutions. Our ambition is this project to be a stating point for more courses, seminars and activities of institutions to provide agricultural education to disabled people and engage them to micro farming and other agricultural activities for enhancing a better and more sustainable future.

    The educators involved in the agricultural education of the disabled adults will have the chance to expand their knowledge and skills around micro agriculture and will able to apply this knowledge to motivate society against the threat of global warming.

Some things you should know about micro agriculture

Micro farming practices, such as agroforestry and planting cover crops, help sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Plants absorb CO2 during photosynthesis, storing carbon in their biomass and soil, which helps offset greenhouse gas emissions.

Micro farming maximizes productivity within limited spaces, utilizing urban areas, rooftops, or small plots efficiently. By using existing infrastructure, it minimizes the need for clearing natural habitats and helps preserve green spaces that can act as carbon sinks.

Micro farming often emphasizes organic and sustainable practices, minimizing the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. This reduces the release of harmful chemicals into the environment and preserves water quality.

Micro farming techniques like vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture can optimize energy use by providing climate-controlled conditions. Energy-efficient LED lights can be used for indoor cultivation, reducing energy demand compared to traditional lighting methods.

Micro farming initiatives can raise awareness about the impact of food choices on the environment and climate change. They provide opportunities for education and outreach on sustainable practices, inspiring individuals to make informed decisions and adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

Micro farming encourages local food production, reducing the distance food needs to travel from farm to consumer. This reduces the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation and refrigeration, as well as the energy consumption in the supply chain.

Micro farming methods like hydroponics and drip irrigation systems are more water-efficient than traditional farming. They minimize water wastage and reduce the strain on freshwater resources, which is particularly important in regions experiencing water scarcity due to climate change.

Microfarming can promote biodiversity by integrating companion planting, agroecology, and permaculture principles. Diverse crops attract beneficial insects, promote pollination, and reduce the need for pesticides. Preserving native plant varieties also supports ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change.

Micro farming often incorporates composting and recycling organic waste materials. By converting organic waste into nutrient-rich compost, it reduces the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from landfills.

Micro farming empowers individuals and communities to become more self-sufficient in food production, reducing dependency on industrial agriculture systems. This enhances community resilience in the face of climate-related disruptions, such as extreme weather events or disruptions in food supply chains.