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Colin & Karen Archipley

Colin & Karen Archipley

In this age of ever-expanding cyberspace, where there is more technology in our cell phones than the spacecraft that delivered man to the moon, warfare is still as real and primitive as it gets. Despite the drones and satellite imagery, our current war relies on extremely well trained individuals to go on missions in remote regions of the world, to hunt down and engage their enemy. Just as the need for these elemental warrior skills will never change, neither will the fundamental causes of war. In truth, the grounds for waging war are likely to become more primitive. Future wars will be declared between nations who lack the ability to live within their means or utilize their own natural resources in a sustainable way.

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Everyone is very aware of the state of our country’s economy, and the difficulties many Americans are facing through these challenging times. So many people, who thought they had a career in a stable industry that would see them through retirement, now find themselves starting over in their middle age. Their children graduate from high school and college with degrees, but an unpredictable future. Other industries, such as crop production, that have been looked over by most or taken for granted by many Americans, are now being viewed as a viable career.

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The organic industry sustained outstanding growth of 19% between 1997 to 2008 and 8% growth in 2010 despite the economy and how organics has faired compared to most industries during these hard times. No question there is an increasing customer demand for healthier food, produced locally by smaller producers. These small organic farms are opting out of the corporate agriculture production systems that are wasting our country’s precious resources and offering poor quality food. The top organic distributor, Whole Foods Market is literally betting on the farm - offering start up or expansion loans to crop producers and contracting for the product through the Whole Planet Foundation

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There are so many benefits that hydroponics brings to crop producers. Hydroponics enables us to grow in nearly any environment - we can convert warehouses, parking lots, roof tops, and other spaces into vital, lush gardens. Hydroponics limits the amount of labor needed to produce a crop compared to conventional agriculture, requires less than 90% less water, and there’s at least 70% less threat from pest and diseases. Because of the increase in growth rate and vigor, hydroponics provides the grower more profit, so there’s a greater chance of success. Another big positive is that under-served communities can get involved in sustainable crop production through hydroponics, and prosper.

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Hydroponics growers are moving to the forefront of sustainable agriculture. Our versatility and economic use of resources for cultivation will help to feed more and more people. The tricks of our trade also allow hydroponics farmers and gardeners to be resilient; we can carve out new niches in the marketplace when faced with competition from mega-farms.

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