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By: Admin    April 12 2018 , 01:16 pm
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Category: World , Agriculture
Agriculture informs culture.Without agriculture, we would not have civilizations and would still be roaming around “hunter-gatherer” style.Across the world, different civilizations began in various geographical locations. Geography determined what crops they could grow, where they could be grown, and who could grow them. Specific practices and challenges began to form around the planting and harvesting of food. Today, international trade and science have greatly advanced what people grow, when they can grow it, and where they can grow it. Even so, you can still see the fascinating differences in local farming and gardening around the globe.KenyaIn the country of Kenya in Africa, there is no time for leisurely gardening.With scarce water, Kenya’s crops are grown strictly for livestock, profit, and community food. Many of the crops that are grown today in Kenya are foreign-introduced crops such as ...
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By: Admin    March 27 2018 , 03:59 pm
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Category: Seasons , Farming
Hello, spring! It may be a little chilly in some parts of the country, but as of March 20th, it is officially spring! With a new season comes new and delicious fruits. Farmers across the country are preparing and growing them at this moment and as the weather gets warmer they will be ready in no time.In-Season FruitsThere are quite a few fruits that make their annual appearance in the spring. Some of the most popular include apricots, strawberries, and apples. You can tell if an apricot is ripe when it changes color from green to yellow. They will be soft, but still relatively firm. Apricots will fall off of the tree naturally, so the ones in the tree and on the ground are up for grabs. For flavorful strawberries, look out for a deep red without any green left. Strawberries will be one of the softest fruits when you put slight pressure on them. If the strawberry appears ripe by these standards, it is r...
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By: Admin    December 18 2017 , 02:47 pm
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Category: Seasons , Gardening
Got a loved one with a green thumb? This gift guide is for you!The holidays are swiftly approaching, and this time of year is the perfect opportunity to gift your family members a little something green.Whether you are shopping for a self-proclaimed nature and gardening lover, or you just want to get your family member interested in a new, sustainable hobby, this little guide has options for every situation.For MomCustomized gardening accessories are sure to touch your mother’s heart. This set features a lovely bird and floral pattern, and you can pick and choose which tools will be best received. For a gift with a little bit of pampering thrown in, these beautiful gloves come with moisturizing hand cream.If your mom enjoys selling her produce and gardening products at local markets, or frequently gifts them to her loved ones, these vintage gardening tags are a thoughtful way to encourage her skills....
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By: Admin    November 25 2017 , 08:18 pm
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Category: Sustainability , Garden
Galactic Gardening Gets its StartA recent study investigates whether growing plants in space could significantly improve astronauts’ moods and help them with stress management. It would appear that gardening in space has helped some astronauts fight the blues already. An article from Geek.com interviewed astronaut Peggy Whitson:“It was surprising to me how great [six] soybean plants looked,” Peggy Whitson wrote in an email, describing her reaction to an agricultural experiment aboard the ISS in 2002. “I guess seeing something green for the first time in a month and a half had a real effect,” she continued. “From a psychological perspective, I think it’s interesting that the reaction was as dramatic as it was.”NASA has been taking this very seriously. They have been growing plants aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for years now. According to NASA’s website:"Gr...
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By: Admin    November 10 2017 , 10:07 am
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Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather around a tasty meal and consciously give thanks for the many blessings in life. But what is the central point of this heartwarming holiday? The meal. It is at the table where all the magic takes place. The art of eating has been celebrated for centuries and is known to build relationships and enhance life. Since gathering around the table cultivates a plethora of benefits, why not serve food in its purest form? Organic farmers have been working hard year-round to provide you with the very best.What is a Farm-to-Table Meal?There are many variations of enjoying a farm-to-table meal. Farm-to-table meals can be enjoyed at farm fresh food festivals, farmers markets, or at your own farm house. Even if you do not live on a farm, products can be purchased from a farmer and bro...
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