Instead of buying sprouted barley on the open market, Mr. Daccarett decided to grow his own in shipping containers equipped with grow-lights and hydroponic grow racks. This has not only saved him money (he claims the shipping containers paid for themselves in just one year!), but saves a ton of water in the process. He estimates that his process of germinating and growing barley uses 98% less water than should he have chosen to grow outside.
Instead of paying more to go find ever-scarcer non-renewable water resources, Mr. Daccarett and other innovative farmers have taken the opposite approach to the problem: looking to use the water they have as efficiently as possible. Agriculture is one of the most threatened industries by climate change. Solutions like Mr. Daccarett's will become an economic necessity for farmers, large and small, to mitigate the unpredictable weather patterns that climate change will bring. Hear's to seeing more farmers like him!