By Mary Schmaltz, National Geographic, March 24, 2020.
Farm and garden 1.1 How to choose the right farm: Farmers must have a plan for how they will grow and how they can control pests and weeds.2.
A good source of water: Most farm animals have to drink fresh water from a well or from a cistern, but there are also freshwater sources, such as streams, ponds and lakes.3.
The best plants to grow in your backyard: If you are growing plants in your garden, be sure to choose a variety that is suitable for your climate and soil conditions.4.
Grow a crop: To increase yields, use a crop rotation that will produce crops that will help feed the world.5.
A new perspective on farming: It is important to remember that the food supply is not fixed.
We are constantly changing our environment, so the quality of our food depends on how we choose to manage it.6.
Learn more about growing plants: Learn more, including tips on planting, growing and using seeds.7.
Learn about your food supply: Learn about how to plan a sustainable food supply, including how to choose which foods you can eat and what types of foods to eat.8.
Find more resources: The USDA has a collection of information on agriculture and related topics.
Learn how to get more information on a particular topic or to share your own ideas and research.9.
Find the best farms and grow your own: Find a farm or garden near you.
Find information about the best nurseries and garden centers.