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The Urban Farming Guys
« on: March 12, 2014, 05:35:05 PM »
http://theurbanfarmingguys.com/about

Not doomsteading per say but these guys are really worth a look,  aquponics, biogas systems, open source knowledge sharing and they are establishing their operations in some tough spots.



Here is their mission statement.


THE MISSION:

The Urban Farming Guys non profit (501c3) mission is to establish sustainable communities in the most difficult and overlooked places on earth.  It begins with local food and water security, alternative energy, and local economic resilience. We are running hard to put the most innovative, accessible, low tech and reproducible solutions for self-sustaining community into the hands of everyday people from the inner-cities to the nations in a way that is caught and spread on a local level. Together we are beating a path for communities and villages to THRIVE in any economy.  We are putting them to the test in the hostile environment of the inner city of Kansas City’s Lykins Neighborhood at our U.S. base of operations.  Champions are being raised as we entrust these opportunities to our inner-city youth. We aim to intercept and reshape the path of the next generation. And lastly we are multiplying our efforts by putting videos, diagrams, principals, parts lists and full technologies into your hands in an  open source knowledge base to make these tools reproducible around the world. Simultaneously we are working in both Mexico and extreme east India by building an off grid fish farm at orphanages in both places. We will soon return to build a bio-gas system to provide cooking fuel and electricity.  UFG works to empower indigenous groups. Partnering to build economic forces from the inside out, creating jobs, building resilient communities with affordable healthy food access, and to establishing alternative water and energy solutions that ultimately preserve life in many geographic situations. This work deeply depends on your support to make a global impact. We urge you to help us equip the next generation to thrive. 

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Re: The Urban Farming Guys
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 06:29:53 PM »
Wow! What a treasure trove. These guys make aquaponics look easy. I'm gonna have to build one of their systems. It's going on the list.
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