We all know how important it is that we continue to educate the public about the difference in food production and its benefits via environment, health and ecology. Too many people still think that food should be cheap and that there no difference between using corn oil for cooking compared to the more expensive cold-pressed virgin olive oil. Or that genetically modified vegetables are as nutritious as organic, non-GMO. In both cases they are wrong. When we eat better our health is better. When we grow better crops our soil is better. With the right knowledge we work to improve our environment with a healthier effect on the overall ecology.
To learn more about the wisdom of the above and how to change the thinking and approach…this excellent paper is a primer for those of us who strive to make our lives and gardens a good investment in time and health. With better knowledge we can explain the importance of a cleaner environment and why it matters in the long run.
Read “Investing in Healthy, Sustainable Places Through Urban Agriculture” and share with your friends. Let’s get this better way of living and eating rolling in the right direction.
-Ecology Florida staff
education/food/materials/10_ due_Nov14/Investing_in_Urban_ Agriculture_Final_110713.pdf