Urban Geoponics® is a grassroots urban agricultural movement established for the purpose of eliminating #fooddeserts and building better helping a higher quality of life through education and empowerment. At Urban Geoponics® our aim is to create jobs and employ the underemployed, the victims denied adequate food access. Re-frame the parameters of Social Responsibility through the platform of urban farming to include many activities and programs designed to empower the youth. The Urban Geoponics® model will act as a key catalyst to revitalize neighborhoods across the country that have become destitute as a result of urban sprawl and gentrification.
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Urban Geoponics® is a non-profit organization born from the Summit of the Moors hosted in February in Jacksonville, Florida. We are committed to share our vision for to build healthier, cleaner, stronger and more vibrant communities. The events and activities we share are community-driven, so we encourage families to come out, plant, educate, and volunteer to guarantee a successful movement. We believe in the youth and their ability to take part in the development process. Our sincere effort for high community engagement has yielded a demand from local restaurants and merchants who are committed to purchase our "first fruits", ie. goods and services. Currently, a small sales team is undergoing training to make pre-sales of quality veggies & fish. Our next step is to obtain a USDA Organic stamp affording us easier access into local grocery stores across America. March 2017 Urban-GeoPonics was recognized as Channel 4's Positive Jax award winner.
Because of the Summit we have been able to obtain over 10 acres of land to cultivate and sustain innovative farming techniques, such as the aquaponics system. Local community residents, educators, business professionals, and change agents have rallied behind this effort, and as a result we are poised to leverage their donations and equipment contributions to create new jobs in the near future. Who knows, one day we may be able to compete with the GMO Farmers who stock up sloppy distributors with our own brand of Healthy Grocery Stores. Please get involved, we need funding to help us remain in a self-sustaining, forward and upward movement.