hand-296569_1280According to Wikipedia; Sustainability, in ecology, is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. Sustainability is also a social challenge involving ethical consumerism. The word sustainability is derived from the Latin sustinere (tenere, to hold; sus, up). Sustain can mean “maintain”, “support”, or “endure”. [4][5]. In the sense of human sustainability on planet Earth and this has resulted in the most widely quoted definition of sustainability as a part of the concept sustainable development, that of the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations on March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Nourish The Planet (NTP) produces an abundance of knowledge, opportunity, information, and… lettuce! NTP is pioneering low-tech, replicable and sustainable methods for all types of food production and researching different methods on self-sustaining growing operations in Hydroponics and Aquaponics. As a result there is a yield in micro-greens and vegetables. So why not share this abundance? We will be posting up at the Loveland and Fort Collins Farmers Markets every Sunday. In addition to the barley livestock feed and lettuce produced from some of the systems, we will be providing other various materials such as starter plants, information on starting your own grow system, and alpaca yarn from the alpaca farm located near NTP and nourished from the barley yield harvested in one of the Aquaponic systems. So come check out your local farmers market and look for us!

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