Organic Chemistry - food. Other Notes: Organic includes...

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Organic Shit 1. Describe Community Supported Agriculture. Community members buy shares in the farm, pay up front, get a wide assortment of veggies each week Members take on the risks that the farmer does, if it is a challenging growing year, members will have less, if it is a bountiful year, members will have more 2. Explain the benefits of the solar greenhouse to the student organic farm. You can grow food year round 3. List the benefits of buying local food. Fresh food = healthier Contributes to local food economy Food safety and security Open space/farmland preservation Food and agriculture as foundation of all communities and society 4. List the branches of the MSU Student Organic Farm and explain what each branch
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Unformatted text preview: food. Other Notes: Organic includes carbon It doesnt use pesticides More Expensive Organic is where there is an emphasis on ecologically based production, soil health, and biodiversity (crop and non crop) The average food item in the US travels 1500 miles to get to your plate The Farm: 10 acres, certified organic farm 8 th season of production year round 70+ vegetable crops, flowers, herbs, and small fruit Chicken, bees, pigs, edible forest garden Year round CSA and 6 months farm stand Place where all MSU students and other community members can engage in diverse, organic production, and learn about local food systems....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course HNF 150 taught by Professor Thurston during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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