Posted in Farming on Aug 05, 2016
Community sponsored agriculture (CSA) is a form of agriculture that enables consumers to buy seasonal food directly from their local farmers. It is therefore a win-win situation for both the consumer and the farmer. CSA is a term that has been widely used in the USA and Canada over the last 25 years, although different variants of the same model are actually practiced all over the globe.
You don’t need a big, humongous yard to have a beautiful garden. Even a small yard works. With a little bit of planning, you can really do wonders in your garden. And don’t be limited to boring old pots … you can use almost anything in your garden space.
Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a system of local food production and distribution that connects farmers directly to consumers, and has become popular over the last 25 years. A person buys "shares" of a farmer's harvest at the beginning of the growing season and receives a portion of the crop as it’s harvested. This allows farmers capital to produce the crops as well as guaranteed buyers for their crops.
Sustainable Gardening means gardening in a smart and eco-friendly way. It’s all about giving back to mother nature by using organic growing methods so you use less chemicals and adopt more greener alternatives when you’re gardening. Food produced in a sustainable garden is rich in terms of both nutrients and taste!
There’s numerous benefits to organic farming. Natural farming includes cultivation of crops and rearing of livestock in a more traditional way. People who practice pesticide-free farming avoid the use of petrochemicals in their mulch and insecticides. But there’s more to it than that ...
Farmers markets are really an exciting place to be. There's so much variety among the products that are sold to and it feels good to be able to support local farmers who work so hard and are typically under-appreciated. Let's look at some of the many benefits to shopping at your local farmers market.
You may not have heard, but community gardens are becoming more and more mainstream. It's relatively easy to understand why so many people have found value in this particular type of gardening technique. It gives everyone in the community or even a specific neighborhood an opportunity to contribute something to the greater good while simultaneously enjoying a portion of the garden for themselves.
Gardening for beginners can be a challenge, but it can also be a lot of fun. Even if you've traditionally been someone who couldn't keep a cactus alive, it's possible to learn how to grow a great garden that you can eat from practically all year long. It simply requires learning the right techniques and then having the patience to keep trying until you finally figure it all out.
Urban gardening is something few consider to be an important and worthwhile endeavor. Two thoughts come to my mind on this – perhaps they should reconsider, so they could enjoy the benefits, and then again, maybe it's better that way ... as an unguarded secret that can really benefit anyone who tries their hand at it. That's one of the good things about gardening – it's for everyone, from the completely inexperienced to the expert gardener, and urban gardening is perfect for those who live in the suburbs, too, not strictly for urban areas.
Are you new to organic gardening? With a shift towards understanding how organically grown fruits and vegetable can benefit not just our bodies but our environment too, gardening organically has become a wonderful way to get the fresh produce that your body needs to thrive.