Amidst a global economic crisis, with losses in the trillions, following a pandemic of a scale that shook the entire planet, we are suddenly awakened to the fact that growing one’s own food, in a sustainable way nonetheless, is of paramount importance. The aim is to eat healthy food, sell high quality organic produce, and have a healthy habit reconnecting us to nature. It’s also, and even more importantly, an attempt to mitigate the environmental challenges we are facing and will continue to face at an escalating rate due to pollution, caused very often by our conventional chemical methods of agriculture. The weather cycles are changing, drought is becoming more frequent resulting in raging wildfires especially in Mediterranean climates like Lebanon, our waters, our soil, and our air are polluted, all thanks to short term visions that treat nature as nothing but resources whose value lies in economic benefits for humans, and our attempt to push this planet to achieve infinite economic growth while using finite resources. Our fast paced lifestyles of over consumption are depleting everything that keeps us alive and healthy, and our search for easy fixes in agriculture are wasting away our precious soil.
But what if we wake up, what if we choose to use our tools, our scientific advancements, and millenia of knowledge and observation of nature to make a positive impact, to heal this planet while producing high quality food! What if we practiced agriculture in a way that regenerates the soil, saves water and resources, and gives us the resilience we need to face this ever changing world, and improve it!
Give yourself the basic knowledge needed to grow your own food and manage your garden or farm in a way that is both good for you and the environment.