If you’ve been reading the news lately you might have heard a lot of conversations about climate change and what we all can do to reduce our impact. Driving less, unplugging household devices, eliminating single use plastic are all ways we can help reduce our carbon footprints. A lot of sources saying changing our diet can also help.
Is agriculture or the food we eat to blame for climate change? Will changing our eating habits, and ultimately changing Canadian agriculture help the environment?
Yesterday we talked about World Soil Day and how important soils are to #YourFarmers growing Ontario grains. But, did you know many of these practices farmers use on their grain farms may apply to a small garden as well?
When dealing with soil it is easy to remember that it is a living organism and has the same basic requirements as you or I:¬†food, water, shelter, and air.
Here are eight tips from #YourFarmers farms that you can use in your backyard gardens:
October 5th is World Soil Day and what a great day to celebrate one of Earth’s most valuable resources! Did you know 95% of our food is produced via Earth’s soil? That includes Ontario’s barley, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat!