The National Movement toward Green Urban Renewal Takes a Turn to the Country to Pick Up a Few Tomatoes.


The Principles Of Regional

Tomato Seed And Harvesting.

tomato (1)

Mike Patrick Dahlke

What would happen if the manufacturing technologies that went into processing tomatoes nationwide were entirely uprooted from the factories that house these technologies?

What would happen if the factories that house these technologies were uprooted as well?

What would happen if the fields and hot houses that grow these tomatoes were also uprooted?

What would happen if the entire tomato distribution system from seed to stem was itself uprooted?

What would happen if a nation that thrives on tomatoes suddenly found itself with a brand new vision for growing, harvesting, processing and shipping tomatoes from point a to point b to point c and to point d and found that vision instead by growing tomatoes in point z, harvesting the same in point z1, processing the tomatoes in point z1A and then shipping those tomatoes specifically and no farther than points w, x and y?

What would happen if all the tomato action in point z, point z1, point z1A as well as points w, x and y were replicated in point t, t1 and t1A while in turn being replicated in point q, r and s?

Chances are what would happen to us as a nation of growers and eaters of tomatoes is that we would instead become a very task specific nation of regional tomato eaters and growers replete with very task specific idiosyncrasies that compel us as a nation of regional tomato farmers to build new hybrid facilities quite local in character, quite national in diversity and of course, quite global in circumference.

Most likely what would also happen is that we would become a nation of regionally based growers of sweet basil as well, which of course, would add a whole new depth to what agriculturally is transpiring between the tomato and the sweet basil in points z, z1, z1A, q, r and s.

sweet basil

Along with this new interpersonal ag/industrial relationship between the tomato and sweet basil, all types of other equally dynamic relationships would begin to unfold. As one of the first that comes to mind is the fact that the manufacturing technologies utilized to process the tomato would end up comingling with the manufacturing technologies that go into processing sweet basil, both of these technology sectors would have to build new plants to process new plants thus fostering new ag/architectural/industrial relationships in the process.

Going a bit farther, and, knowing in fact that tomatoes and sweet basil will most likely need to be brought from point j to point j1 to of course j1A not to mention point g, h and I, it becomes fairly certain that getting these deliverables delivered will of course, once again foster new ag/architectural/industrial/transportation based relationships.

When one thinks about any single aspect of the tomato industry in and of itself, it becomes fairly obvious that the notion of decentralizing or subdividing our whole national tomato industrial complex into regional complexes a broad host of otherwise unrelated industrial and economic dynamics clearly begins to unfold. As the question of why we as a nation might want to uproot our entire existing tomato based infrastructure is worth considering, the quite obvious answer to this question is a question in and of itself.

Is our American tomato infrastructure economically, industrially and environmentally obsolete?

And, if it is, aren’t the infrastructures of any industry even remotely related to the tomato infrastructure just as obsolete?

If you think of just the “tomato transportation issues” surrounding the transformation of our national tomato industry into a network of regional tomato industries, one aspect of that transportation would of course enable an entirely new fleet of alternative energy powered vehicles designed specifically for the micro-movement of regional tomato products would emerge. In the same breath, from various regional or local points to which and from which the tomato must go, an entire new fleet of personal use vehicles would also emerge as workers in regional plants would of course need to get from work and to work in much the same “micro-transportation based” tomato frame of mind.

Then again, once we toss in the architectural aspects of our national movement to regionally urbanize our tomato industry, the new tomato factories that would hold the new tomato technologies, would most likely be designed to a new level of tomato growing and processing architectural based energy efficiency standard. Thus, whereas the red tomato would have a new architectural home that in fact might also accommodate green tomatoes, just down the street from the two tomato factories would of course reside a sweet basil factory that was just as energy efficient.

fried green tomatoes
Fried Green Tomato Based Community Colleges.

If in fact the whole industrial framework of tomato economics was indeed repositioned from within a rather succinct regional blueprint and in fact such a blueprint spawned enormous new levels of industrial growth, a corresponding need for community education to support the workforce emerging from such tomato based industrial growth would of course be required.

As is the case in every one of my essays, I refer once again to the “Green Community College” as being the only public educational entity from which such holistic environmental/industrial education can not only be found, but, in turn regulated from within a set of educational frameworks that correspond to the advanced application of both building codes and zoning parameters required of a region or municipality operating within that region to adjust itself economically to the changing industrial tide that clearly has the capacity to flourish if in fact all of the above is put into place.

Referring to a few different essays I’ve authored on the subject of remapping our nation’s NAICS framework, it is again only the public entity of regionally based community colleges from which such remapping should (or possibly could) take place. As the nature of all aspects of our American industrial re-blueprinting is such that every industrial function currently known must have a place from which those who live in a given region have intimate knowledge of all industrial functions currently taking place within that region, the community college is again the only public educational entity where the integration of a broad host of newly emerging technologies serves to expand these industrial functions while in turn serving to expand the existing blueprinted framework of our North American IndustrialClassification System.

Thus, if we are to truly re-blueprint our nation’s entire tomato industry and such blueprinting has a substantial need for highly articulate regulating of all industrial functions related to that tomato industry, not only does the community college serve as the headquarters for job training but also the headquarters for data processed that is highly relevant to the overall successful expansion of the tomato industry.

The Dynamic Nature of Regional Based Tomato Taxation.

If one takes the time to look at just how diverse the new tomato industry has the potential to become and in turn realize its diverse new structure both fosters as well as relies entirely upon equally new and diverse interaction with other equally new and diverse industrial structures, one of the outcomes of this diversity is in fact the manner in which the tomato industry is taxed and regulated.

Due to the regional nature of the newly structured tomato industry the nature of revenue generated should in all likelihood be directed specifically into the region where the tomato is actually grown. An example of such redirection would be to set aside a portion of this tax to improve the actual transportation infrastructure the tomato industry relies upon to get its entire product to the points within a region the tomato industry functions in and profits from. To accomplish this, it would probably be a good idea to lump the tomato industry into a broader regional organic produce industry out of which would also come a broader definition of organic transportation fuel sources that would undoubtedly come about from the waste material of the produce industry. Whereas the type of or volume of an organic fuel source would of course be dependent upon the type of and volume of the organic produce grown within a region, so to would the geographical size or acreage of that region.

None the less, identifying these combination of entities, plotting the routes all such produce traffic will travel and demarcating these transportation routes as organic food transit corridors simply serves as a new regulatory and transportation taxing mechanism designed to take the burden of off existing transportation tax revenues to provide for transportation infrastructure improvements that currently across all of America are completely unable to fund any transportation infrastructure improvements whatsoever.

In other words, the moment the tomato industry is truly “regionalized”, is the very moment freight specific and weight specific dedicated transit routes can emerge to address the medium and light duty freight delivery routes, the upgrade of roadways, the definition of materials used to upgrade those roadways and the transit taxes needed to fund all such roadway improvements emerge as well. What takes place here is the simple micro-blueprinting of and therefore highly task specific micro-funding for our national transportation infrastructure.


Thanks for stopping by.

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Mike Patrick Dahlke


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