OUR VISION is to further the innovation in urban agriculture by creating greater accessibility to resources and capital to sprout a progressive and sustainable business community.
OUR MISSION is to provide the community with affordable, locally grown, natural produce; to build careers; and to raise awareness of healthy food choices.
WHY? We don't accept the marketing narrative of corporations leading us to believe that we need them to "feed the world." We believe the world can feed itself, when we unite for local food.
Red Giant Union was established in 2013 in Lafayette, IN by Austin Kasso. Over the years, we have become one of the most trusted and effective Public Charities, working hard to build and improve local food systems. We are entrepreneurs united on a mission to resolve the world food crisis. Here you may learn more about our causes and how you can make a difference.
We coined the phrase, "Front lines of the Farm Revolution" to express our vision and passion for a greener future in the face of adversity. We are here to inspire, build, strengthen, and sustain our future.
We personally don't see any reason why we can't grow most of our food close to or on site of where we serve it. We also don't accept the marketing narrative of corporations leading us to believe local food won't feed the world! We're here, with many others on the front lines of our movement, to prove we don't need to "feed the world" but rather the world can "feed itself!" And this is how! Hydroponics! Aeroponics! Aquaponics! Permaculture! Urban Agriculture!
We are tired of saying it and sick from not doing it, and we recognize the same struggle among others who have the same ideas, so why not help all of us? The last thing the world needs right now is for more people to exploit solutions for profit. So we will be the force for good, the optimism and faith for humanity that others may cling on to for support, and we will stand together to pursue what we believe in.
Now we won't sugar coat it, although it is easy to grow our own food, it's not going to be easy to grow an entire community. We still face the harsh realities of social, political, and economic division. But you know what we say when people tell us things won't change? "We are the change!"
Change is doubted, persecuted, feared, but it's also scarce and too valuable to ignore. It's been on the back-burner for too long, bacteria is growing, our economy just isn't cookin' right. While we're at it, let's add some flavor, let's try something new, work on a new recipe, be artists.
We need to work together to make healthy food for the people again.