Searching for a job? Want to start a business, live a healthier life or improve your child’s science education? Are you a peri-urban farmer looking to sell more in your local city? Are you a hunger fighting non-profit looking to feed more mouths? Are you a school principal looking to upgrade your science education? If your answer is yes to any of these, a new class of technology products may be the solution you are looking for.
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Modern urban greenscaping technology has the potential to create an entirely new skilled trade and industry in America. The jobs it will create will offer a living wage and will be non-exportable.
Urban greenscaping is about fresh food production, ecology and urban beautification on a personal, neighborhood and community level. It exploits the use of a variety of modern plant growing and food producing technologies. It offers a promise to dramatically improve the quality of urban life.
Think of the home appliance, food preparation, kitchen construction and remodeling, landscaping, interior plantscaping, peri-urban farming and garden center industries when you think about urban greenscaping. It has common cause with all of them. Each of them can exploit the potential of urban greenscaping technology and in the process create desperately needed new jobs and businesses.
The need for local food production is fast becoming a national issue. We believe the best way to accelerate the trend is through modern technology and education rather than digging up precious, often contaminated, vacant land in the city. Urban greenscaping is not simply farming in the city. It is far more than that.
Urban greenscaping can live comfortably in the new digital and urban world right beside mobile communications and computing. It too is portable and technology based. Urban greenscaping is all about modernity rather than outdated tradition.
The Center for Urban Greenscaping will become a website and a much needed educational reality in 2011. Its leadership may lead to an urban greenscaping corps in New York City. Perhaps you would like to become a part of it in some way. It is a worthy endeavor and the need is clear.
Your comments and constructive suggestions are always welcome.
Bob Hyland, Urban Greenscaper
Founder of the Center for Urban Greenscaping (CuGreen)
email: urbangreenscaper [AT} gmail [DOT] com