Reuters published this article last night, and it is so upsetting. To not have our basic needs is one of the most terrifying scenarios we can imagine, and it makes me wonder what we can do to prevent this before it occurs.
Social entrepreneurship and social innovations has been one of the most fascinating topics I’ve studied in graduate school, and I’ve been especially taken by innovations surrounding sustainability. I do not know much about agriculture- I’ve been a suburban kid most of my life- but I do wonder how urban ag can make a difference in our food supply. What if we all had wall gardens? And every roof grew food? And we had more urban farms that did such great work as Brooklyn Grange? Last year for a course on social entrepreneurship I was able to design an urban sustainability center: I wonder if that will translate into this class. More thoughts to come.