Episode 7.3 — Gibron Jones HOSCO Foods | Uplifting Community Health and Wealth with Urban Farming

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Joining us today is Gibron Jones, founder of HOSCO Foods.

The acronym stands for Holistic Organic Sustainable Co-Operative.

HOSCO features hydroponics (growing plants in water), aeroponics (growing plants in the air) and aquaponics (hydroponic plants supplied with nutrients from fish waste) systems. He aims to provide co-operative members with complete farming skill sets that will enable them to work in a variety of food-related fields, with the eventual goal of owning their own co-operative business.

In this episode:

– Gibron has been named an “AgriTech genius”. He shares how he acquired these talents and knowledge.

– Gibron’s experience and skill in block chain technology, agronomy, and biotechnology.

– The plans to develop a sustainable infrastructure for the North St. Louis community.

– Where did his passion for this work start?

– Gibron shares about the influence and inspiration of Will Allen.

– What does Gibron hope to inspire?

– Will hip-hop be incorporated in his strategy?

– He is passionate about this work. In a previous article he was quoted saying, “We are in a dire situation as it relates to our food.” Learn about the urgency and the breadth of the story of the future our food.

– The tenets of Gibron’s company focus: FOOD PRODUCTION, JOB TRAINING and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

– What kinds of partnerships are needed to sustain his vision? How did he establish the ones he has?

– What have some of the biggest challenges been?

– How does Gibron approach and manage risk?

– What is his advice for the people he is training to start and run their own businesses?

– Off the script question: Why does he still have a MySpace Page?

Learn more:

Company Website

https://www.hoscofarms.com/

Company Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/HOSCOUSA/

Company Twitter

https://twitter.com/HOSCO_Foods

Company Instagram

http://instagram.com/wix

Episode 7.3 — Gibron Jones HOSCO Foods | Uplifting Community Health and Wealth with Urban Farming
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