5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home Garden

Your garden may be green, but is it eco-friendly? With even a simple flower garden, you may have gardening habits that are negatively impacting the ecosystem in your yard. Apply these tips and you’ll be on your way to benefiting the environment as you care for your home’s green space. Stay Native Perhaps the most

How to Be Sustainable: Water

Agricultural sustainability is at the forefront of environmental concerns, and one of the greatest concerns of all is the sustainability of water. GAP, or good agricultural practices, delineate how agricultural producers can best grow the food the world needs with as little detrimental environmental impact as possible. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United

Teaching Kids the Value of Sustainable Agriculture

Teach your children well: our natural environment is home to everything we need to survive. We teach our kids about nutrition and different food groups. They usually study some environmental science. We need to bring those concepts together in a way that kids understand how food, civilization, and sustainable agriculture intertwine with each other. History,

How to Be Sustainable: Soil

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.” Present conditions suggest that humans failed, in the recent past, in coexisting with nature. As a result, we risk permanently damaging the

What Is a (Good) Sustainability Plan?

With increasing concerns about climate change, governmental agencies and individual agricultural producers now look for greener food production plans aimed at decreasing our “carbon footprint” on the world. The Agriculture Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis explains the sustainability concept as bringing together three main objectives: “environmental health, economic profitability, and social and