Michel Bauwens: Farm to Ville Direct, Save 70% & Cut 47% Waste

Michel Bauwens

Gineagrotis: innovative farm+food renting connects citydwellers and farmers in Greece

‘The idea behind www.gineagrotis.gr (the name means ‘Become a farmer’) is straightforward: citydwellers rent a patch of land from a farmer, tell him what they would like grown on it, and get their own fresh vegetables delivered to them weekly. And unlike some services elsewhere, it costs them on average 70% less than at the supermarket or greengrocers.

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Phi Beta Iota:  It is now documented that 47% of all food grown by mega-agriculture ends up as waste when combining the losses from farm to processing to sales to home to trash.  The fastest was to cut waste from the system is to localize all money and most transactions.

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