Agronomy is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fibre, and land reclamation.
Sustainable agronomy encompasses planning for productivity using knowledge of how nature works in the relationships between plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. By combining sciences like biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, earth science, and genetics, Agronomists today produce more food, healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and even extracting energy from plants.
Using principles of revival known as PERMACULTURE, it's possible to restore hardscaped city environments with native plants and elements to serve as a host to a wide range of native insects and animals, thus creating an urban oasis in the form it existed before development of the built environment. Imagine dotting the whole city with many of these, placed in empty lots and on properties where non-native and invasive landscaping has altered the original nature setting that took the Earth billions of years to develop. In this video, shown below, is how to re-discover that beauty and bring nature back to life.
In the following screenshots, a permaculture landscaping group in Spain has planted the roofs of busses, using native plants that help save fuel by helping to insulate the interior spaces, improve air quality by adding oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from local, ground-level air, and making use of the condensation water produced by the busses' air-conditioning systems to irrigate the plantings without having to rely on any other form of watering.
We look forward to working with a school or school district to similarly outfit school busses and/or city metro-busses so that mass transit takes on a whole new and much friendlier aspect.