The Future Of Food
DESIGNED TO SOLVE
DRIVERS FOR DISRUPTION
We found a solution worth pursuing! So we put together a community focused on solving a problem that would be a product in itself. We started toward becoming an open-source initiative that would be designed to collaborate in a disruptive, yet emergent way, that invested its time building human, social and natural capital, by generating new kinds of incentives, and raising awareness.
These would engage individuals and communities to access the resources necessary to upgrade their local communication-energy-logistics enabling the possibility to build circular, biodiverse, regenerative, smarter cities, focused on agriculture and local growth.
After five years of research and development, the open-source SkyFarms.io Agrihub initiative was launched and has positioned the information, technology and space for creating new farms, maximising local crops, and building new farm-to-fork distribution channels in a democratic food system.
Now with the convergence of 13 “smart city” innovations, such as iOT (internet of things), robotics and A.I., the focus on sustainable design, circular, green, collaborative economy, and the rise of the second agricultural revolution, the U.N. determined in 2012, through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that by 2030 we will end hunger.
From Cloud Farming to Crowd Crops: The Connecting Layer between Digital and Data, Plants and People:
Need resources to start a farm? Already farming and want some new ways to maximise crop yield? Want to find new local distribution channels for your food? Interested in the latest hardware and software, or DIY hacks that could make your farm (and city) smarter? Here you can access over 300 profiles in over 10 countries that have the space, information and technology to support connecting farm-to-fork and growing sustainable agriculture to your community right now.
About Our Logo
THE TRIPLE-BOTTOM-LINE: care for people, care for planet, shared prosperity.
THE HEXAGRAM: represents the connectivity, strength and community of a bee-hive, also the strongest bond shape in nature.
THE COLORS: Blue, Orange and Green stand for Farmers, Technology and Information
Within our hexagram, we have another shape. A message is embedded, SkyFarms company crest for which everything we do flows from. The triad symbolises our core values to establish a legacy worth striving for and with enough value to carry on into the futture:
SYMBIOSIS: proper geometry and relationships, the core of sustainability
GNOSIS: wisdom, the core of knowledge
APOTHEOSIS: divinity, the core of fulfilling our potential and reaching our highest capacity.
EASILY FIND RESOURCES AND INCENTIVES HERE TO:
grow your own food anywhere, anytime
buy food from your local farmers
maximise sustainable crop yield
distribute your crops locally
make a purposeful impact in your community
develop code to contribute to food creation
OUR MILESTONES REACHED:
Geneva Hacks Against Hunger 2017
Research & Development, Incubation and Acceleration
Founded Interdisciplinary Advisory Board and Team
Strong Social Media Presence of Visibility, Trust & Intrigue
Crowdfunded Seed Investment for Prototype Web Development Cost
Created Cross Market Alliance Affiliates, Partners and Collaborators
Identified Target Market and Initial Engagement
Developed Tested Strategies for Capturing Market Share
Hosted talented volunteers from all around the world to collaborate on the initiative
How We Got Started
When we didn’t have enough money to buy food, we grew it. The founder, Sky Sheridan knows what it is like to not have enough to eat, but growing up around off-grid, self-sustained communities who practiced permaculture (care for people, and planet as a measure of prosperity) and biomimicry (design based on nature’s holistic blueprint) and these principles of resilience would forever shape his future.
Once NASA began developing agricultural technology like aqua, hydro and aeroponics, to grow in a soilless medium, anywhere, anytime, Sky became inspired to get back to his sustainable roots, and go from regular citizen to creating an impact on how we produce, consume and distribute food through this new evolutionary breakthrough in agriculture.
Then in 2001, the United Nations declared that we had the resources and technology to end hunger. While we knew it was possible, it wasn’t profitable. But someone was dying every three seconds because of lack of access to food, and Sky knew that better incentives had to be developed. And the search for solutions continued as we found our people to get started. Meet our Team HERE.
ENERGY: INPUT. OUTPUT.
Our domain designation .io is uniquely attributed to input and output, an open-source development and technology indicator. But it also represents becoming aware of our behaviors, thoughts, attitudes and emotions that we input, as a direct way to influence the results of what we get in output. A sustainable principle at its core.
Access vs. Ownership
Sky started with what he calls “THE CELTRIX” (communication-energy-logistics matrix). Food is energy, and during the agrarian age the communications and logistics were advanced enough to create enough food to get us to leap from a nomadic, fragmented species to a thriving civilization. The industrial age again accelerated our growth, and now in the information age we are undergoing a digital upgrade across all three sectors. This is allowing us to move from an established, centralized nexus to more localized, distributed networks, that create access and disrupt ownership by advancing toward a collaborative, or shared era of access, eclipsing the old outdated, and dangerous model of infinite consumption on a finite planet. This understanding was core to Sky’s mission to enter into the agricultural space and design a community driven solution through collective intelligence.
Why Should You Get Involved To Start, Sell & Grow
Aggregate collective intelligence and collaborative contributions to:
- Maximize sustainable crop yield.
- Raise consumer awareness and engagement.
- Connect consumers in new ways to local crops
- Repurpose empty space to generate extra revenue.
- Offer incentives within a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace.
- Facilitate local transaction within 100mile/160km radius.
- Find high-quality, nutrient-dense healthy, fresh, safe, local food.
- Find local customers for farmers crops.
- Find space and technology to grow food and generate income.
- Create incentives for investing in human, social and natural capital
- Provide “special access” to cutting edge resources (info, agtech, smart farming) for growing distributed food democratically, designed for smart cities.
SEVEN MORE REASONS TO SUPPORT SKYFARMS
- Supply a growing world population
- Support local economies and farmers
- Sustain healthier lives
- Reduce hunger and poverty
- Decease fossil fuel dependency
- Conserve and manage precious resources of water, time, space, and energy
- Minimise pollution and planetary damage
AT SKYFARMS YOU ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES TO:
- CONTRIBUTE YOUR CODE TO UPGRADE THE AGRIHUB
- HOST A FARM IN YOUR EMPTY SPACE
- VOLUNTEER AT A FARM
- FIND INFO & TECH TO GET GROWING
- FIND DIY HACKS TO GROW YOUR OWN LOCAL FOOD
- SEARCH FOR LOCAL FARMS TO BUY FRESH FOOD
- DISCOVER WAYS TO MAXIMIZE CROP NUTRITION AND YIELD
- BECOME A MAKER AND CREATE AN AGRIHUB IN YOUR COMMUNITY