“Make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone.”
On October 21, 2011, the world’s population was estimated at 7 billion people. As our cities grow, and life expectancy increases, so does our dependence on sustainable agriculture and food supplies. And with ever dwindling resources, it’s now more important than ever in our collective history to come up with solutions for sustainable agriculture that can meet the needs of humanity.
Traditional Farming is Broken
Educated consumers, alarmed by environmental factors that are placing a strain on our food supplies, have enlisted the support of a growing number of forward-thinking entrepreneurs and officials to address this global crisis. Combining time-honored farming methods with advances in agrarian technology, we can take great strides in reversing fluctuating food prices and shortages.
Urban BioDome Farm supporters around the world have taken note of the swift decline in valuable natural resources and arable farms. The increasing costs for water, energy, and transportation, coupled with nutrient-exhausted soils demands ecological solutions outside our conventional practices.
What are Urban BioDome Farms?
An Urban BioDome Farm is best described as a scientific approach to growing agriculture in an enclosed, controlled and self-sufficient greenhouse eco-system. The spacious spherical, geodesic design interior closely replicates outdoor environments by providing natural filtered sunlight and optimal air flow. This type of farming provides innovative opportunities for organic growing methods such as, vertical tower farming, aeroponics, aquaculture and hydroponics with balanced organic liquid formulas, all of which are supported in a dome structure.
Transitioning Rural Farms to Urban BioDome Farms
The Urban Biodome greenhouse farm, addresses the urgent need to integrate food production into city infrastructures. Currently, rural farmers are feeding the cities, which have become hubs for human settlements. It is predicted that by the year 2050 over 70% of the human population will be urban dwellers.
BioDome Organic Farming Methodology vs. GMO & Synthetic Chemicals
Scientific data supports undeniable evidence that GMO foods are not fit for consumption by either animals or humans. Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are known carcinogens. As biological beings, we should be concerned at the compelling research that toxic pesticides and GMO foods, alters our DNA and threatens our family’s health and that of future generations.
BioDomes, Bio Energy Domes and Biosphere Projects
BioDomes, Bio Energy Domes and Biosphere Dome projects are rising to meet the challenge of responsible environmental stewardship through earth-based science. Biosphere Eco-Villages are forging a new era, working toward the future of life on Earth and beyond by integrating the innate Intelligence found in Nature’s self-sustained ecosystems.
NASA and Pacific Domes, a futuristic dome manufacturing company in Southern Oregon, teamed up in early 2013, to erect a 44ft. geo-engineered BioDome on the northern slope of Mauna Loa, Hawaii to test some of the possible challenges of living on Mars. NASA sponsored HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analogue & Simulation) Mission 1.
In 2014, HI-SEAS received additional funding from NASA to continue their research and is currently completing Mission 4 in the Mission Mars BioDome.
Expanding on the synergetic principles originated by R. Buckminster Fuller, Pacific Domes has been working on perfecting the function and beauty of their portable geodesic domes for more than 35 years in Ashland, Oregon. Pacific Domes has pioneered sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution since 1980. This means environmentally aware and sustainable.