Pamoja na watu zaidi ya milele wanaoishi katika miji, jinsi gani sisi kupatanisha mahitaji yetu ya matunda na mboga mboga na changamoto za maisha katika mazingira ya mijini ambapo muda na nafasi kwa ajili ya bustani ni mdogo?
Baadhi ya wakulima wamegeuka mbinu chini kemikali-intensive ili kupunguza madhara hasi ya kilimo, kama vile kilimo hai, ambayo imeonekana outperform kilimo kawaida kwa viwango vya wengi wa mazingira endelevu. Swali ni kama tunaweza kukidhi mahitaji ya chakula, ambayo ni alitabiri kuongezeka kwa kiasi kikubwa katika kipindi cha miaka 50.
Kwenye mteremko hilly katika São Paulo City, kundi la graders sita ni busy katika kazi. Wao ni silaha na mbegu, udongo na zana mbalimbali bustani. Kichwa-chini chupa za soda, kujaa kwa maji, muhtasari mfululizo wa viwanja rectangular bustani.
athari za mazingira na madini wetu uchaguzi wa chakula alikuwa kwenye mawazo yangu kwa wiki kadhaa wakati makala mwenye umri wa miaka katika Telegraph hivi karibuni alikuja mawazo yangu, na hivyo kusababisha me kukusanyika mawazo ambayo yamekuwa na hatua kwa hatua coalescing.
More than half the planet’s population now live in cities, with limited access to the natural world. For Europe and Latin America, the figure is more than 70%. Yet contact with nature has numerous benefits for both our physical and mental health.
Wasiwasi kuhusu uharibifu wa mazingira unaosababishwa na kemikali gharama kubwa na wasiwasi kuhusu mabadiliko ya tabia nchi ni kubadilisha mbinu za kilimo katika milima ya Nepal.
Life, for foragers, can be more secure for the simple fact that they understand crop failures happen. Thus, we learn not to depend wholly on one type of food. The lovely thing about foraging is that there are always alternatives. In nature, there are usually plenty of options, and all of them are free.
Most people have never heard of Norman Borlaug. He is, thus far, the only agricultural scientist ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. His work in the development of high-yielding and disease-resistant cereal crops saved more than one billion (yes, bilioni) people from starvation.
The key to gardening is dirt. If you can grow good dirt now, you can grow good vegetables this spring. And you don’t have to run to the garden store to load up on boxes and bags of stuff to do it if you start early and think of it as a year-round project.
The key characteristic of the loving landscape is healthy, living soils which foster plant and animal health without artificial inputs. Compost, mulch and worms form the holy trinity of organic soil health.
Midway kupitia spring, karibu bare kupanda vitanda ya Carolyn Leadley ya Rising Pheasant Farms, katika kitongoji Poletown ya Detroit, vigumu kivuli cha wingi cornucopian ijayo. Itakuwa miezi mingi kabla Leadley ni kuuza mazao mengine kutokana njama hii moja ya tano-ekari.
Both compost and mulch foster the life of the soil, and both are important components of the loving landscape. Sometimes they are confused for one another, but they are quite different animals. Compost, which we talked about last week, is more nutrient rich than mulch. It’s full of life, and inoculates soil with that life.
So, let’s say we want to play nice with the rest of nature. Let’s say we want public parks, yards and gardens which exist for more than show, spaces which support a diversity of life, steward our resources wisely and are a joy to the eye. We’ve got to change the existing lifeless paradigm of lawn and hedge and disposable annual flowers.
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You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using sawdust or spent coffee grounds as the growing medium.