Champ de Portola Urban Farm Project
In memoriam Sardar Ishwar Singh Dhillon, the Champ de Portola is a small scale urban farm in Portola Valley. It is our prototype of sustainable agriculture to showcase how a farmer can make a living through community supported agriculture. Through sustainable farming practices, we want to make a difference locally and across the globe.
Is Our Food Sustainable?
Where does our food come from, and how long does it take to reach our tables? If it's picture perfect but lacking in flavor, what does that mean? We believe conventional food sourcing strategy that only considers economies of scale and cost savings need to be revised. By starting up small scale urban farms such as community farms, backyard farms and rooftop farms, consumers can get better access to food producers.
With much simplified farm to table processes, more and more people will have access to the knowledge on where our food really comes from, which has been lost. Understanding how our food is grown, and respecting those who grow it, equates to a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Small Scale Farms Profitability
Our urban farm project explores the reality of self-reliance on small-scale urban farming, and several associated considerations. The key element we concentrate on is the involvement of organizations, and how it can greatly improves individual farmers’ capability. With the influence an organization brings to the table, key knowledge and information can be shared among individuals that make it possible for them to compete with bigger corporations. Through in-depth research as well as actual implementation, we identify the goals and challenges in small scale farming business.
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