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Day On The Organic Farm
DVD "Day on the Organic Farm" - Learn how to grow organic.
This eBay sale of the DVD is by theglp.org, the producers of the DVD.
One day each year, people get together to learn about the land we live on. We taped one of the events. No over-the-top budgets, just real people talking about real stuff, such as:
1. About Organic: Organic refers to the way agricultural products-food and fiber-are grown and processed. Organic food production is based on a system of farming. Find out more.
2. Understanding Trees: Are you having problems trying to find a special tree in your yard?
3. Solar Energy: FACTS about SOLAR ENERGY usage, systems and cost, plus other interesting facts about solar energy and much more, all discussed here. Solar energy advantage.
4. Foraging by Native Americans: Foraging for edible wild plants was how everyone on this planet ate in prehistoric "hunter/gatherer" days. Today, seeking out edible wild plants for food is attracting more and more attention from gourmet cooks, raw food enthusiasts and anyone who is choosing to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle. Find out why and how.
5. Composting: To gardeners, compost is considered "black gold" because of its many benefits in the garden. Compost is a great material for garden soil. Guide to Composting. How to make and use compost. Includes troubleshooting.
6. Planting by the Sisters: Native peoples from different parts of North America have used a wide range of agricultural techniques. Perhaps the best known is the mixed planting of corn, beans and squash, a trio often referred to as the "three sisters." Cultivating these companions in your school garden, a small patch near the building, a barrel or even indoors can inspire studies of Native American customs, nutrition and folklore. As students dig in, investigations of plant growth and relationships will also flourish. In a three sisters planting, the three partners benefit one another. Corn provides support for beans. Beans, like other legumes, have bacteria living on their roots that help them absorb nitrogen from the air and convert it to a form that plants can use. (Corn, which requires a lot of nitrogen to grow, benefits most.) The large, prickly squash leaves shade the soil, preventing weed growth and deterring animal pests. The three sisters also complement each other nutritionally.
7. Organic Farming: Organic farming has become one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture.
8. Green Architecture: On the aesthetic side of green architecture or sustainable design is the philosophy of designing a building that is in harmony with the natural features of the location.
9. Organic Cooking: If you have any interest at all in organic cooking, if you want to eat healthier and do your part to help the environment, or if you are interested in growing your own organic foods then this DVD was made just for you.