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Sustainability in all areas of Vedic city planning, including self-sufficiency in food    Translate This Article
1 August 2011

Vedic city planning incorporates sustainability—creating cities that are both self-sufficient and in harmony with natural law. This includes sustainability in terms of food—for example, Garden Cities with beautiful, productive gardens can be self-sufficient in fresh, healthy, tree-ripened food. Another important area of sustainability, waste treatment, is also addressed as part of Vedic city planning.

- Garden cities with beautiful, productive gardens can be self-sufficient in fresh, healthy, tree-ripened food: A one-acre (.4 hectare) plot can produce all food requirements for a family of 4-5 people.

- Enormous savings in food processing and transportation will accrue from a majority of local production (the average yoghurt carton travels 1500 km or more before arriving in your supermarket).

- Local food production will stimulate the local economy and stable wealth-creation.

Waste Treatment
- All wastewater and organic waste can be used as a means to ensure continuously increasing fertility generation after generation:

- All greywater can be recycled to irrigate forest areas. Blackwater can also be safely treated on-site and used for city forest irrigation.

- All organic waste can be composted for local recycling.

- As nature knows no waste, so in a sustainable Garden City.

Please also see Global Good News article: Vedic and sustainable: Water and energy.

© Copyright 2011 Institute of Vedic City Planning / Maharishi University of Management

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