I have been following a group of folks called TheUrbanFarmingGuys out of Kansas for several years now. They are a unique group of people that are trying to make a difference globally by focusing locally on a small inner city neighborhood.
Who are we?
We are the urban experiment…
We are the seed that died and went into the ground. We have purposefully relocated our homes into one of the most blighted and dangerous zipcodes in the U.S. 64127, Lykins Neighborhood, Kansas City to put down our stake for the youth and the poor and for the next generation. What is going to happen to us … who knows? We are a band of pioneers. We don’t claim this is good idea…. it is our lives. It runs in our blood… to rebuild the ancient walls and cultivate the life of the inner-city, here in the land where the Police helicopter is the favorite bird, and neighborhood meetings hold stories of wild drama, where dropping crime stats are our touchdown cheer. Just to see people walking their dogs around the block again is a sign of good things to come. Stay tuned for great adventure, life, tears, victories and grand defeats ahead!
One of the things I personally appreciate about them is their attempts at raising their food as locally as possible, with as minimal amount of energy as possible. One of the ways they are doing this is through aquaponics.
They actually also have a wiki page going that has plans for several different setups and includes some knowledge based material as well.
So take a look and check them out, if you like what they are doing, shoot them a message and let them know.