Third Millennium Farming started as an urban agriculture project in Jakub Dzamba’s first year of studies at the University of Toronto’s Master of Architecture program.
The project called for maximizing the amount of food that could be produced on a house-sized plot of land. Jakub proposed the idea of utilizing urban organic waste streams to farm a multitude of organisms that exist lower on the food chain. The organisms would in turn be fed to insects, which would be processed into foods, such as roasted crickets or high protein insect powder. This would produce exponentially more food than any conventional form of farming, with the added benefit of greatly reducing greenhouse gasses and other forms of agriculture-related pollution.
The project wasn’t received well at first. But, Jakub was allowed to continue to focus his studies on the subject of edible insect farming.
Today, Third Millennium Farming has grown into the size of a small design firm, that operates North America’s first edible insect farm combined with a design studio.
Kubo's Crickets BravoFact Documentary - 2016
Third Millennium Farming co-founder and CEO, QUBO co-founder and CEO
Ph.D. (candidate 2018), M.Arch, B. A. & Sc. and Architectural Technologist Degree
Director of Future Foods Initiative at Humber College, Director of Food Research at North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (elected in 2016)
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Jakub (Kubo) Dzamba has focused on developing urban edible insect farming technologies since 2007 through his masters of architecture dissertation, and later through his Ph.D. studies in architecture.
Jakub is both, the lead farmer at 3MF and the lead designer/research at QUBO. Kubo’s primary focus is the transformation of his academic theories into practice through a process of extensive R&D and subsequent deployment as architectural design, proven business strategies and humanitarian projects.
Tiffany Jockheck is a graduate from Humber College's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program. During her years at Humber Tiffany held multiple positions including a peer tutor, team member for the NX Facade redesign project, as well as being one of 3 students on the Chirpbox research team. She helped to formulate early plans for the Chirpbox, and upon graduating was hired at Third Millennium Farming. Tiffany now looks after TMF's website and social media.
George Barson is a graduate from Humber College's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program. In his final year of studies, George was employed as a shop technician at the Humber College wood shop, as well as being one of 3 students on the Chirpbox research team. He helped to formulate the early plans for the Chirpbox, and upon graduating was hired to help prototype and build cricket pens and Chirpboxes.