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?