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BCG BLOG — save the planet

Urban Agriculture- What and Why pt 1

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What is Urban Agriculture Urban agriculture can be defined as growing, processing, and distribution of food and animal products by locals and for locals within an urban setting.  Examples of Urban Agriculture include but are not limited to : ·       community and backyard gardens·       rooftop and balcony gardening·        growing in vacant lots·       Aquaculture and hydroponics ·       market farms ·       raising livestock and beekeeping.·       Vertical growingUrban agriculture is not just the process of growing these products.  It also includes how you sell the products.  Urban agriculture includes things such as farmers markets, roadside fruit, and farm stands, how you market and sell...

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Bokashi composting and how it supports our soil’s natural food web

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Bokashi composting and how it supports our soil’s natural food web “It’s not the soil itself; it’s the soil life that is the most important element.” Geoff Lawton, world renowned permaculture consultantTo get the most out of our plants and gardens, we need to feed, nurture and support the diverse life beneath our plants. In doing so, we create soil that is healthy, live, organic, and ideal for plant health and vitality. What is healthy soil?Healthy soil is soil that is teeming with life. From the visible organisms (worms, bugs, and such) as well as the invisible life (microbes, such as,...

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Butterfly host plants

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Are you looking to build a butterfly garden? If so, you need to understand the entire life cycle of the butterflies. Everyone talks about the importance of nectar plants, but are you familiar with host plants?  Whenever you see butterflies visiting your garden, they are looking for nectar and hosts plants. Hosts plants are vital to the success of any butterfly garden. Hosts plants are where butterflies lay their eggs, and they are the only source of food for the caterpillars. Think about that for a second. The butterfly travels around and gathers nectar but will only lay her eggs...

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