Year round organic vegetable production: Small scale Box scheme
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Organic agriculture has enjoyed a steady rate of growth. A report on organic vegetable production was written to demonstrate another reference for people interested in becoming organic farmers. This type of production is deemed as a good start in agriculture, one that can still be performed in a small scale and does not require big financial investments. The history of the organic movement was highlighted, as well as the regulatory requirements for applying organic standards in agricultural vegetable production. The dos and don’ts for organic soil and plant care were emphasized and a sample plan for year‐round vegetable production was provided. Lastly the "box scheme" method for selling vegetables, an alternative method of direct marketing and selling which is being used with success in the UK and the USA, was described. Small‐scale organic agriculture and channels of selling such as the abovementioned box scheme or farmers markets are crucial tools for the economic and environmental renaissance of local communities.
BSc (Hons) Environmental Systems Management
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