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Figuring It Out


Jul 11, 2019

The earth is a place we all call home. It’s a commonality that transcends borders; it’s the place we all stand on, and if you’ve ever watched nat geo it’s pure magic. 

 

In a recent interview, today’s guest Henry Gordon Smith said We are currently on an unsustainable trajectory that if continued unchecked will lead to devastation.

 

Henry is an urban Agriculture Consultant, International Keynote Speaker & AgTech Advisor

 

He is also the Managing Director of Agritecture a company that helps companies learn the art, science, and business of urban agriculture and integrating it into cities. 

 

Agritecture Consulting provides a comprehensive approach to urban agriculture project development. They have been in operation since 2014, and has helped more than eighty organizations determine the feasibility of their ideas, validate their business strategies, recruit talent for their projects, and manage operational challenges.

 

They have a personalized commitment to each project and see their job as to jumpstart your knowledge of urban agriculture, help you navigate barriers to entry, make industry connections, and mitigate risk. Our consulting services are backed by several years of operations data and a team of experienced growers, engineers, and sustainability managers. 

 

Their vision is a world where commercial urban agriculture is economically feasible, reduces the environmental impact of the food system, and improves food security.

 

During our conversation we discuss: 

  • What urban agriculture is and its benefits. 
  • The biggest implications of climate change on our society. 
  • Why it’s so important to develop resilient food systems. 
  • How centralization of food distribution puts us at risk. 
  • The different types of urban agriculture - from community gardens to hydroponics. 
  • And how both organizations and individuals can play a role and why it’s so important.