Food and Farming Theme
A resilient food/farming system is decentralized, with a diversity of sources and a regional distrubution network. It is based on the natural ecological cycles, utilizing such things as efficient food storage and hoop houses to extend the season of local availability, instead of expecting all foods to be available all year round. The feedback loops would be tighter, so that food production and harvests can be adjusted more quickly to changes in weather, demand, the occurance of pest invasions and other unpredictible occurances. It offers more local control and input on the importance of preserving farmlnad, wetlands, flow of rivers, protecting the soil and other ecological considerations.