Mission and Vision
The Gecko Restaurant
Raw food scraps are put into hot compost or vermi-compost, while cooked foods are buried for slow decomposition. Without doubt losing crops is part of gardening life (and its many frustrations). A highly diversified system guarantees that the abundance of other fruits and vegetables will make up for those lost (if you can't eat watermelon, you can always eat pineapple!).
Since not all gardeners will produce every single thing that they eat, an “eating locally” mentality also helps to strengthen the network of responsible, small to medium-scale producers in the area. Society's increasing dependence on industrial agriculture (and its processed foods) has made it quite difficult for local farmers to compete. Thus a preference for local goods necessitates the rise of local commerce, thereby improving living standards of those families directly involved. Additionally, local economies help eliminate societal ills by strengthening a community's social fabric through mutual trust and inter-dependence.