Lessons from Uluru and Why Shop-Bought Produce is falling short Airgarden's Nutritional Advantage
Recently we unplugged and went for a walkabout for a few days to visit one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, and one of the most sacred spiritual sites in the world, Uluru.
Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area, known as the Aṉangu. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uluru and Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, are the two major features of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.
Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural landmarks and has been a popular destination for tourists since the late 1930s. It is also one of the most important indigenous sites in Australia.
Aside from the sheer size and majestic energy of the site itself, the entire region is magnificent and impressive.
An inland sea of red dirt and rock and very little green covers a large portion of central Australia. It’s hard to imagine for those not native to the land how tribes survived here for millions of years with very little vegetation.
Indigenous Australians are respected storytellers and are renowned for sharing the methods that underpin their culture and what formed their unique survival techniques. A large park of these stories involve making the most of native Australian resources via hunting and gathering resulting in ‘bush tukka’.
Today in the year 2023, the needs of the people, the community and the region have changed yet the landscape in regards to food production remains the same. The land is extremely unforgiving and arid and the native people who knew how to draw food out of the regions have moved on. Commercialisation has since moved in.
Not for the beauty, but for the We get asked all the time in our Airgarden grower community and in general about the nutritional value of readily available produce.
Question: Why does shop-bought produce have very little nutritional value left in it?
Let’s take a look at shelf life, refrigeration, and travel miles.
As consumers, we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition and the quality of the food we consume. Unfortunately, shop-bought produce often falls short in delivering the nutritional value we seek. Let's delve into the reasons behind this and explore how Airgarden-grown produce offers a superior alternative.
When we buy produce from traditional grocery stores, it has usually undergone a lengthy journey from the farm to the shelf. During this process, many factors can contribute to the decline in nutritional value. First, the time spent in transportation and cold storage can cause nutrient degradation, resulting in diminished levels of vitamins and minerals. Additionally, produce is often picked before it fully ripens to withstand the long travel distances, further impacting its nutrient content.
In contrast, Airgarden-grown produce offers a game-changing solution. By having an Airgarden at home, you have the ability to harvest your produce at its peak freshness. The proximity from garden to plate minimises nutrient loss, ensuring you enjoy the maximum nutritional value from your vegetables and herbs. With Airgarden, you have the power to cultivate a continuous supply of nutrient-rich produce right in your own home, all year round.
Airgarden's aeroponic system optimises the growing conditions, allowing plants to receive the right balance of nutrients, water, and light. As a result, Airgarden-grown produce boasts enhanced flavour, aroma, and nutrient density compared to shop-bought alternatives. Say goodbye to produce that has lost its vitality during lengthy transportation and hello to a bountiful harvest of fresh, nutrient-rich food with Airgarden.
When we see opportunities like this, and we have viable solutions for them, the question remains whey aren't we scaling our operation to change the game?