By 2050 up to 80% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers. Until then human population will increase by about 2 billion, applying conservative estimates.
If food is to be consumed and produced in as inefficient way as today we will need further arable land the size of Brazil [or almost the size of the United States] by 2050. Over 70 % of land area suitable for farming is used for crop production (sources: FAO and NASA). Most of this production is for fodder for animals not for human food, this happens in a time when grazing on natural land is more and more rare even though it produces both biodiversity and a landscape with high nature values.
An effective land-use solution that embraces the market and the infrastructure is the only solution.
I would like to extend my sincere thank you for your (NCTC & Chumash Farms) participation in the Watershed Stewards Project’s Spring Training. The WSP members expressed great gratitude for the professional and thought provoking workshops and field tours. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to teach our members. It was a pleasure working with you! Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or requests.
The AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project’s (WSP) mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices.
Southern Project Manager
Watershed Stewards Project
1530 Madera Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 542-8461 office/ (707) 496-6832 cell
A special project of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
our new colt Monache has a baby sister named “Violet’s”
Fred Collins introduces Chumash Farm
Through Time and Space … One Continuum
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is looking at self sustainability through working within the community. NCTC has leased land to start Chumash Farms, our organic farm. Chumash Farms operates an all natural farm utilizing the most advanced agricultural process – greenhouse aeroponics – growing plants in air. These modern methods use less that 10% of the water and land used in typical farms.
The future of farming is here and we hope to establish a teaching farm to advance Eco-friendly, natural agriculture here and around the globe.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council will be self-reliant through agriculture and businesses in our community and not from a casino. NCTC is not looking for Federal recognition, we are not waiting for anyone to give us anything. We understand that if we work together with common goals we will be able to achieve our vision.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is involved in consultation with County and Local Governments to improve the respect for our cultural resources and to improve the quality of archaeology performed during the evaluation given to our ancestors during the decision making process for land use issues in San Luis Obispo County. This will offer a more complete project analysis for the protection of “Cultural Places and Sacred Sites”. NCTC is also working with the development community to assist them in the planning process so that we better understand each others’ concerns.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council is looking at self sustainability through working within the community. NCTC has leased land to start our organic farm. We will be self-reliant through agriculture and businesses in the community and not from a casino. We understand that if we work together with common goals we will be able to achieve our vision.