Less than 0.5% ?

According to our very rough calculations, Washington DC demands 189 million pounds of fresh fruit and veggies per year. And according to the best stats we could find, we are growing less than 1 million.

That means we are growing less than 0.5% of our own fresh produce.

Anacostia Aquaponics has submitted testimony for today’s DC Council hearing on the DC Urban Ag Land Lease Program.

Read the full statement: Nov 18 Anacostia Aquaponics Testimony

In our statement we argue that we need to measure what we’re currently growing and set a goal for how much we want to grow. And, once we crunch the numbers, we’ll find that to make a difference we  will likely need to focus on Controlled Environment Agriculture with modern technologies like hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, and vertical growing.

Do you have better stats, opinions, questions? Shoot us an email.

 

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