Claim #1 We, as a society, should endorse a large scale move to sustainable agriculture because
sustainable farms produce crops without relying on toxic chemical pesticides or practices that degrade
the soil. By sustainable agriculture, I mean the product
Default livestock permaculture approach, take no food away from humans but add important services
Transhumance traditional practice of decamping with herds to high mountain meadows
Heritage breeds older and more rugged types developed by our ancestors for
1. According to Worster, what caused the Dust Bowl? Why do its causes matter for those debating the
relative costs and benefits of conventional and sustainable agriculture? Be sure to use his portrait of
Haskell County, Kansas to illustrate your points.
Role Bacteria and fungi play in plant life
Fungi retrieve elements from deep in the soil and eventually return the elements to the topsoil where
these nutrients once again begin their journey downward. Long strands of fungi surround plant root
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What is the role of carbon in the composting pile?
Carbon is essential to the composting process, providing the compost pile with the primary energy
source. The energy produced in an a