Spending a little Fall Harvest time in the Heartland!
To reap what we sow is not just an idiom to me but a superpower of living on this planet. It's a cornerstone of manifestation abilities and the ultimate opportunity. A power to be so grateful for...Feel that, because you are bestowed this power.
#maize .live • Nov 26-27 • Future Companies & Innovative Organizations https://live.maize.io/
Just as natural organisms interact with each other to respond to external factors, companies need to strengthen collaboration among their teams in order to win the business game of tomorrow.
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@rahmynkress (@henkel) • @jordiclosa (@adidas) • Jos De Blok (@buurtzorginternational) • Lucy Adams (Disruptive HR) • Sebastian Shaw (@adobe) • Isaac Getz • Mark @vanrijmenam(Datafloq) • @howardtullman (@1871chicago) • @robertcwolcott (@twin_global) • @mauriziorossi & @tbarazza (H-FARM) + 2 Special Inspirations pianist Carlo Boccadoro & plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso
Maize is really an amazing example of how a crop has co-evolved with humans. Corn is one of the most important crops in our food systems (representing 20% of our global caloric intake - the most of any one individual crop. This is fascinating since there are an estimated 50,000 plus edible plants in the world). Since it’s domestication approximately 10,000 years ago Maize has evolved and risen in its prominence in food systems. We use it as food, fuel and fodder. Traditional Mesoamerican cooking uses the husks in food preparation. We see Maize represented in artwork and it’s a symbol in our holidays and traditions. We have corn in all the colors of the rainbow growing all throughout the world. We have co-evolved to the point that we are dependent on corn and corn is dependent on us. We have selected cobs to be larger and selected out the cobs more likely to shed their kernels. If not for sowing by humans, corn can actually no longer reproduce itself because it needs us to separate the kernels and sow the seeds. That’s right people Maize and Humans are in a codependent relationship. If we are so dependent on this one crop I say at least let’s keep all of its diversity. Let’s keep the whole Maize rainbow and not standardize our Maize with just a few varieties - this is unfortunately the global trend at this stage of our co-evolution. We are putting all of our Maize hopes into the promise of a very limited basket. #agricultureisculture#cropselection#coevolution#maize#staplecrops#geneticerosion#corn#standardization#agrobiodiveristy#domestication#foodsysytems#aginart#agriculture#ancientcivilizations#dontforgetaboutamaranth
“I want to continue as a Momentum farmer. By giving loans, Momentum makes it possible for me to get farm inputs at the beginning of the season. Normally, I do not have enough money at this point to buy the amounts of seed and fertilizer I need.” Frederick Odhiambo, Momentum farmer since early 2018. ———————————————————————— Frederick is one of our newest farmers and five weeks ago he planted for his second season as a Momentum farmer. His maize already stands tall and beautiful ready for harvest in December 🌿🌽🙌🏻