Kira Construction, Inc.
"Quality Building To Last Generations."
Kira Construction, Inc. is a North San Diego County based greenhouse construction company. We perform greenhouse construction for area growers, nurseries, propagation houses, upgrading, small greenhouse and large greenhouses. Our team has over 75 years of combined construction experience having built some extraordinary structures over the years. Our reputation is based on safely producing quality, workmanship, customer satisfaction and timely completions. We specialize in ground-up construction as well as renovations, modernization's, repairs, retrofits and additions to, residential, commercial, greenhouse and shade house industries.
We work with area large and small growers, nurseries, schools and institutions. If your interests are in greenhouses as a hobby, we will build your project too. No job to small or to large. We can and will handle them all.
As a North San Diego County greenhouse contracting company, we are able to build agricultural structures at a fair, reasonable and competitive prices. Because we are local, our San Diego County clients appreciate the savings for not having to pay per diem.
Now is the time to be thinking about growing our own food. There is a huge demand for locally grown organic foods. The benefits are two fold. There is an opportunity for earning additional income and there is no better way to assure you and your family are getting the best possible food with all the nutrients that your bodies need. It is important that children get the nutrients they need to develop both mentally and physically. For instance, a child's brain between the ages of 2 and 12 is more active than an adult. Their brain cells divide at an accelerated pace so it is very important that they get the nutrients they need to feed these quickly dividing cells. It is time to do something about the health of our children in this country and around the world.
Why buy locally grown food ? You’ve probably been told a million and one times that you should buy locally grown. And, you’ve also probably seen local farmers markets sprout up around your neighborhood. But why should you buy local? What’s the benefit to you, your community and the environment?
Local food tastes better.By buying local, you are receiving the freshest possible produce, picked just hours before delivery to your local store. Produce that travels long distances is days older. Sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and produce loses its vitality and flavor.
Local food is more nutritious.Once harvested, produce quickly loses nutrients. Since local produce is sold right after it’s picked, it retains more nutrients.
Local food preserves genetic diversity. Large commercial farms grow a relatively small number of hybrid fruits and vegetables because they can tolerate the rigors of harvesting, packing, shipping and storage. This leaves little genetic diversity in the food supply. Family farms, on the other hand, grow a huge number of varieties to extend their growing season, provide eye-catching colors and great flavor. Many varieties are “heirlooms” passed down through the generations because of their excellent flavor. Older varieties contain the genetic structure of hundreds or thousands of years of human selection and may provide the diversity needed to thrive in a changing climate.
Local food promotes energy conservation.The average distance our food travels is 1500 miles, mostly by air and truck, increasing our dependence on petroleum. By buying locally, you conserve the energy that’s used for transport.
Local food uses less packaging.Buying produce from a farmers market or from a farm itself is a no-frills process that involves less packaging.
Local food supports local farmers.The American family farmer is a vanishing breed - fewer than 1,000,000 people (less than 1%) of Americans claim farming as a primary occupation. It’s no wonder: it’s hard to make a living when you get less than 10 cents of every retail food dollar. By buying locally, the middleman disappears and the farmer gets full retail price, in turn helping farmers continue to farm.
Local food builds community.By getting to know the farmers who grow your food, you build understanding, trust and a connection to your neighbors & your environment. The weather, the seasons and the science of growing food offer great lessons in nature and agriculture. Visiting local farms with your friends and your family brings that education and appreciation to the next generation.
Local food preserves open space.Do you enjoy visiting the countryside where you see lush fields of crops, meadows of wildflowers, picturesque barns and rolling pastures? Well, this should also serve as a reminder that our treasured agricultural landscape survives only when farms are financially viable. By spending your money on locally grown food, you’re increasing the value of the land to the farmer and making development less likely.
Local food keeps taxes in check.For every $1 in revenue raised by residential development, governments spend $1.17 on services, which increases taxes. For every $1 in revenue raised by a farm, a forest or open space, governments spend $0.34 cents on services. You do the math.
Local food supports the environment and benefits wildlife.Family farmers tend to be good stewards of the land – they respect and value fertile soil and clean water. And their farms provide the fields, meadows, forests, ponds and buildings that are the habitat for many beloved and important species of wildlife. In addition, buying local also reduces the use of fossil fuels and helps to protect the environment from harmful exhaust fumes.
Local food is about the future.Supporting local farms today helps keep those farms in your community, ensuring that your children and grandchildren have access to nourishing, flavorful and abundant food. When you choose to buy locally, and make your choices known, you raise the consciousness of your family, friends and neighbors.