Bento Box Farms is committed to rehabilitating a regional farm, and showcasing it as the very first United States "Living Museum of The Future", an educational and agritourism destination location - a center for innovation and technology (including a Year 2050 Hybrid SMART Farm, a Next Generation SMART Farmhouse, a gourmet farmers market, a public park and gardens, and a science/natural history center).
Bento Box Farms is dedicated to rehabilitating the farm’s soil and water systems; renovating existing buildings and fencing; and building new SMART barns, greenhouses, and a biodome - creating a thoroughly futuristic hybrid farming system. The meadows, woods, watershed, and wildlife of The Farm will be managed and conserved with the most advanced environmental practices, with public nature viewing stations and trails.
In doing so, Bento Box Farms will create a Next Generation working farm with a healthy ecosystem - that can continue to be passed down from generation to generation. We expect to negotiate with one or more regional farm owners, land trusts, state and regional agencies, and agricultural associations, to secure the necessary acreage, facilities, and permits.
Becoming fully operational within 3 years, The Company will demonstrate to the public and industry how small farms need to be growing diverse high yield crops in new ways by the Year 2050, and then continuing its innovation with an eye on the 22nd Century. Using a mix of field, greenhouse, and indoor vertical/hydroponic farming - the farm will generate consistent revenues, while also helping feed and employ those in the region.
Bento Box Farms will use just brought to market or prototype technologies, showcasing a “Best Of The Future" agriculture, alternative energy, and connectivity systems - combined with sustainable agricultural practices. The Farm will be the first United States Hybrid SMART Farm that acts as a magnet institution - dedicated to educating and entertaining the public on the future of: farming and technology, sustainable building design, the use of alternative energy, connectivity and SMART technologies, nutrition, a STEAM education, social justice, the arts, and environmental responsibility.
The Company is open to looking at a combination of working or dormant agricultural and specialty crop fields, livestock, dairy, berry, orchards, nursery, or equestrian lands. Acreage under consideration will range from 30 to 100 acres, though larger parcels will be considered.
The Founder of Bento Box Farms has significant experience in education, educational technologies, corporate/project finance, construction, management, marketing, and recycling technologies, as well as exposure to composting, golf course maintenance, and agriculture.
All after tax profits will be given to local charities, continuing a Connecticut tradition started by Paul Newman, almost 40 years ago. The Company intends to have an integrated Regional Activist Incubator for the arts, environmental causes, social justice, a STEAM education, and women/girl empowerment.
Bento Box Farms staffing will be focused on women, minorities, immigrant/refugees, and those in crisis/recovery - creating a new generation of farmers, scientists, technicians, programmers, engineers, marketers, and managers, et al.
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