Kids in the Garden

The Earth's Ecology is at a Crossroads 

 

The Ecological Crises Confronting Us Today

Soil Crisis

In an attempt to meet rising global demand, industrial agricultural practices have devastated topsoil and soil microbiology.

Food Crisis

To combat loss of soil nutrition and protect agro-business firms, the industrial model uses chemical pesticides to artificially create bounty, producing tasteless unhealthy food. 

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Environmental Crisis

The rise of the modern global industrial age has proliferated the rate of climate change around the world.

Health Crisis

The deterioration of the quality of food has led to increased rates of chronic diseases for many citizens of the Western world, especially children.

Economic Crisis

In the USA, the over reliance on pharmaceuticals to treat illness and the private health care system costs $4 trillion per year.

Educational

Crisis

 Many young people find themselves overburdened by student debt and insufficient job markets for both college and high school graduates.

Cultural Crisis

The growing wealth gap between the elites and everyone else has produced a shrinking middle class and feeds a cultural divide between rural and urban. 

Spiritual Crisis

A reexamination of what it means to be human, an American, and what it means to survive on Earth today, has spurred individual introspection, cultural upheaval, and environmental activism.

The CREEED Theory of Change

Revitalized Local Agriculture

The Integral agricultural model, the ReGenerative Agricultural System, brings together permaculture insights, intensive European row techniques, the insights of ReGenerative Science (that helped end the African famines of the 80’s), and a generation of learning from American approaches to low impact, deep organic farming. The result is an evolving model that produces nutrient-rich food and offers an economic distribution system that makes that food affordable to a wider audience. 

Relationship Driven Supply Chain

A direct-distribution model can provide the freshest nutrient-dense food direct from farm-to-table across the greater northeast. Weekly direct-to-consumer (both commercial kitchen and residential home) delivery of fresh vegetables and fruit throughout the 25 week farming season is augmented throughout the rest of the year with fresh herbs, winter vegetables, and healthy prepared and frozen food.