Yesterday I had a meeting with the owner of the location where I thought I would develop the aquaponics project. The idea was to use the aquaponics as a foundation project for a nonprofit or a social enterprise. It’s now looking like this deal is not going to work out. I would say there is probably a 35 percent chance it will go through as I had planned. There are still parts of the plan that may work out, but it will be a very different operation.
I had hoped to use the facility to build aquaponics systems and also to do helpjul videos and Google hangouts. As I see it Google hangouts will be an important part of the whole concept. The third important part of this project was to use the location for a small food bank. I thought they would all work well together. We never even got around to talking about the food bank part of the operation.
Yesterday I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about what I need to do. You will notice the blog post for yesterday was a little on the sparse side. My mental energies were preoccupied chewing through and digesting the reality of how hard it’s going to be to start this project. I realized that I just don’t have the financial resources for the project as I envisioned it.
All is not lost.
One of the solutions I came up with was to get rid of my furniture and my TV to have room to do Google hangouts in my living room. I am also going to scale back on the aquaponics project from 400 to 1500 square feet to about 12 square feet. While I won’t be able to grow as much food, I will be able to design system to help others grow food. Eatable fish production is going to be put on hold.
Another part of the project I will need to put off for a while will be the food bank. But I am beginning to form a plan where I may be able to do even this, although on a very reduced scale.
There is an immediate donations that will help make my furniture free living room transition a bit easier. I need two or three small plastic storage sheds. Two of these will be used to store equipment I need for work and at least my old VCR. I keep my most often used dog training equipment and supplies within easy access, in the living room. The third shed will be used to secure some of the aquaponics equipment. I can also use other donations if you feel they are appropriate.
I am wishing you the very best in life,
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