Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Green Jobs Initiative - The Family Fish Farm Network

New Green Jobs AND Community Economic Development

We have consistently and repeatedly made the case for new industry and new jobs here in The District.  Time and again our entreaties have fallen on deaf ears.  So, as we explained in our last post, we are going to take the initiative and create new green jobs.  We can neither wait for WalMart who will most likely cost us more jobs than it brings, nor can we expect any large scale manufacturing to move here to DC.  Honda is NOT going to build a plant here in Washington, DC. (I used to be Technical Training Manager for Honda America Manufacturing)  The Family Fish Farm Network will help solve a number of societal, environmental, and economic problems faced by our city as a microcosm of urban poverty and disintegration.

What is," The Family Fish Farms Network."
... and what are we trying to accomplish?
"A Network of Urban Farms, Owned and Operated by the people who live in our communities"
We plan to create a national network of small,  highly productive and profitable aquaponics urban farms These farms will produce high quality seafood based protein (fish, bivalves, and crustaceans) as well as,  in a small physical footprint.  Food will be grown in the same community where it is consumed.  Each of these urban farms will be interconnected through the  Internet. see:

The Farms will be operated by a worker/owner team and supported by a centralized administration. This will provide quality standards, training and national branding and marketing team.  The Family Fish Farms Network will be a sustainable, profit making social business with the following goals:

  • Run as sustainable, profitable, and just business
  • Eliminate farm source pollution
  • Save fresh water
  • Cut the carbon cost of food
  • Create NEW Green jobs

The Family Fish Farms Network will consist of a network of discrete urban farms each producing one or more varieties of seafood and vegetables that are organic quality and fresh from harvest to the table.  This preserves the perishable enzymes and trace minerals often lost in packaging, long transport times, and through chemical and mechanical processing.   Approximately 25 Million Americans do not have access to such fresh food!  There is a significant pent up demand for fresh local food.

To learn more about The Family Fish Farm Network Go

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