WWII and the growth of 'agri-business', chemical
pesticides, herbicides and fungicides were not
widely used on food crops.
Industrialized farming has created a narrowing
of plant and seed varieties; heirloom plants and
seeds are now scarce.
connection between the food we eat and how and
where it is grown is of vital concern to our
health and the health of the soil, air and water
agriculture is the method of growing food
crops in an ecologically and ethically
responsible manner, by using farming practices
that protect the environment while growing
food grown using sustainable agriculture methods
provides many health benefits including a
decrease of exposure to harmful chemicals and
substances.Instead of depletion of the living soil
that grows our food supply, the soil is
enriched, full of life and beneficial organisms,
resulting in an increase in nutrients and
anti-oxidants.Plants grown in a nutrient-rich soil are
also rich in nutrients.
ecological balance, sustainability, crop
rotations, compost, mulch, companion planting,
cover crops, use of bio-char, seaweed and other
natural fertilizers help farmers to grow
healthier plants which are resilient, healthier
and at less risk for environmental, fungi,
insect, weeds and other damage.
don't inherit the earth from our ancestors. We
borrow it from our children.