Grow a Harvest of Sustainable Agriculture
Reduce Your Waste and Increase Positive Agricultural Practices
Sustainable agriculture is growing in popularity, and there’s a reason why. The practice of sustainable agriculture is all about meeting the world’s food and textile needs without compromising future generations. That’s specifically looking at food production, what type of food is produced, transportation of products, product packaging and the like.
Tips of Sustainable Agriculture
Get into the habit of creating and utilizing your own mulch. This includes providing space to create your mulch and using the mulch instead of purchasing fertilizer. You can also learn how composting plays into mulching.
A prime idea of sustainable agriculture is crop rotation. If you are planting directly into the ground consider utilizing crop rotation, or changing up where and what you grow. The benefits here include retaining soil fertility. Keeping the same plants in the same soil requires the same nutrients from the soil, depleting the same nutrients over time. Changing the crops also changes the nutrients required. In most cases this allows the depleted nutrients from the previous year to replenish while other nutrients are being utilized.
No Till Farming
Basically, no till farming is not disturbing the soil. The benefit of no till farming in sustainable agriculture is increased water infiltration, reducing soil erosion. The idea is to reduce water runoff, which takes microorganisms along with it, reducing what is left in the soil.
Harvest to Table
All of this can be done on the small scale as well as the large scale. It can be done in a small garden in the backyard or in a garden box. Using these practices will increase the bulk of your harvest, but also your harvest as well.
Be more specific in what you plant. Every year more and more edible food goes to waste. In order to reduce food waste, be more particular in what you plant and who you’re planting for. For instance, a common plant planted each year that produces well are squash and zucchini. Try to only plant if this is something that you’ll eat without excess going to waste. Maybe share harvest with a neighbor.
My favorite benefit of having a harvest is eating it. There are a lot of different recipes out there to help you change up the way your veggies are prepared and what you can pair them with to create volcanos of flavor and nutrition.
Sustainable Agriculture Articles
Reduce Waste & Feed the Environment Be a Compost Starter Composting comes in many different forms and can be done with food waste as well as compostable packaging. The primary goal of composting is to cut down on … Read more
Exploring Fall Sweets Adventurous Baking I know the go to flavor of fall is pumpkin, but hear me out. I think pumpkin is more versatile than just fall and Christmas. For my top 10 favorite fall dessert recipes … Read more
How to Preserve and Store Your Harvest Freeze, Dry, & Can Your Harvest to Enjoy 365 One of the questions I get a lot is how to preserve vegetables and fruit from my garden. There are many ways … Read more
If you’re ready to start making meals out of your garden, or even if you’re not, we have recipes and ideas of dishes with exploding flavor. Check out a few of our recipes here.
Versatility of Acorn Squash Using Squash as Part of Your Meal Presentation This year I’ve been learning about acorn squash, and I’ve loved this brown rice & mushroom stuffed squash recipe. I’ve also loved using the squash itself … Read more
Not Really a Soup, & Not Really Chili Delicious & Easy For a Weeknight Dinner It’s gotten around a lot lately that it isn’t technically a chili if there are beans in it, and this chili with butternut … Read more
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Why you should make your own butternut squash soup Who says there aren’t any sweet vegetables? This butternut squash soup recipe will prove to you that squash can be sweet, and is really good. … Read more
Fresh Raspberry Recipe Fall Recipe How to Make Yeast Rolls From Scratch Learn how to bake with yeast and expand your baking repertoire with this sweet rolls recipe. We are going to start with the flavor focus of … Read more
Is Risotto a Main Dish or a Side Dish? Learn how to cook asparagus Risotto is by far one of my favorite dishes. This risotto with asparagus recipe does not disappoint! I always feel like a master chef … Read more
A Favorite French Vegetable Dish Make this Ratatouille Recipe a Family Favorite I love trying dishes from different cultures, which brought me to this ratatouille recipe. I feel a little pigeonholed in the knowledge I had of food … Read more
It’s Pork Chops Tonight! A Quick Meal for a Time Crunch Pork chops! If you need a meal quick, and something not just for any regular night, this is your dish. It’ll take about 25 minutes to prepare … Read more
Robust Flavors Combine in Honey Roasted Chicken A Special Recipe for a Special Meal I feel a little guilty here, I don’t feel like a vegetarian should tell you how to cook a honey roasted chicken, but I … Read more
The Delectable Side of Halloween Can you Have a Halloween Dinner Party? Halloween delectables sounds like an oxymoron, but, Halloween doesn’t have to be all candy and sweets. This list of irresistible Halloween delectables is what I consider … Read more
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