As a sustainable farmer, every decision I make comes down to "is this sustainable?" from clean air to potable water to food security to affordable housing to engaging community and sustaining our democracy. We can do better for our grandchildren.
Sustainability begins now, not tomorrow.
Quality of Life
Florida has an unaffordable living crisis. Skyrocketing housing, rent, groceries, gas, and insurance cost have made it unaffordable for Floridians to live in Florida. As a farmer, I focus on sustainability, and the way Florida is going is unsustainable. Each issue needs an independent perspective.
Florida has an unaffordable living crisis.
Florida's education is ranked one of the lowest year after year. We can do better. Allowing parents to parent, teachers to teach and keeping politicians out of the classroom is imperative for changing our educational system around. Increasing pay for teachers and support service providers will attract the best and brightest. I am a staunch support of the first amendment curtailing censorship. Parents have a right to censor their own children, not other’s.
Let parents parent and let teachers teach.
Mental health is the one issue everyone can relate to. Either they are dealing with mental breakdowns or they know someone who is, this is the one issue which needs full resources to combat.
A thriving community needs economic generators such as industry, non-profit, small business, government and education. Working in unison, these entities propell community. How do we work in unison? We need independent thinking. We need a table where every generator is invited and encouraged to participate. We need to think outside the box in order for our community to thrive.
We need independent and forward thinking.