This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The food systems we use today are no longer able to meet our needs. By relying on our broken mainstream food systems, we are paying more money for lower quality food. And we’re destroying our environment while doing it. The solution to our problems is to start growing food in cities. Through urban agriculture, we can grow healthier food, at lower costs, in a way that’s better for our environment.
I run a company called CitiGrow. We help urban farmers find free space to grow food. We find creative ways to give property owners thousands of dollars in new revenue and costs savings by using their space for urban farming. And we give food buyers access to high quality, locally grown food. My job allows me to pursue my entrepreneurial dreams while dedicating myself and my work to improving our food systems.
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