We work with 6 keys to grow an abundance of nutrient-rich food:
“Ecology” is all parts of a physical environment, the life in it, and the relationships between them. Each place on Earth has its own, unique ecology.
When you work with any unique ecology, think about all aspects of the physical environment, all life in that environment and how they relate to each other.
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All life in a food producing ecology needs nutrients to grow and thrive.
To achieve an abundance of nutrient-rich food, we need to help facilitate movement of nutrients through the whole food chain of our ecology.
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A plant’s or animal’s genes determine its potential to:
Some genetic traits of plants and animals are more suited to ecology-centred growing than others.
To achieve an abundance of nutrient-rich food, select plant varieties and animal breeds whose genes are best suited to ecological growing.
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A food growing environment includes the physical aspects of climate, landscape, soil, sun and water. To achieve nutrient-rich food, we need to work with these aspects in a way that optimizes their effects on the plants.
Each aspect of the physical environment affects all the others. To successfully grow nutrient-rich food requires the optimal combination of these factors in any unique situation.
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Eco-friendly food growing is based on a wholistic, dynamic, integrated view: each element of a food growing ecology is related to and influences all the others.
Therefore, to grow nutrient-rich food, we need to consider and work with all elements of our food growing ecology in a dynamic, integrated way.
This contrasts to the mechanical, reductionist approach common amongst mainstream food growing today, which works with each element of a food growing ecology in isolation.
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Gardening is a journey. A process of ongoing learning, experimentation and discovery. The gardener’s journey is to:
Even if you have lots of knowledge and have been a food grower for many years, there is always something new to learn.
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