It's not the individual pieces but how they're connected. Help build food security in Alberta by building this resource map; link related groups, people, and organizations together to build a picture of a growing movement.
A few questions and guildlines have been emerging organically (I would like you to weigh in).
-Wiki pages can be used to catagorize branches of the tree. Ex. Agriculture Wiki follows by pearls related to aqriculture.
- Should branches with many related pearls (ex. permaculture) become their own pearltrees?
-Should we include links to social media (facebook, twitter, google +, etc?)
-Should each city or region have it's own pearltree? Ex. Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, etc? Jan 22
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Local food or the local food movement is a "collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies - one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place." [ 1 ] It is part of the concept of local purchasing and local economies ; a preference to buy locally produced goods and services rather than those produced by corporatized institutions. It is not solely a geographical concept.
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals , plants , fungi , and other life forms for food , fiber , biofuel and other products used to sustain human life. [ 1 ] Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization , whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization . The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science . Agriculture generally speaking refers to human activities, although it is also observed in certain species of ant and termite. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The word agriculture is the English adaptation of Latin agricultūra , from ager , "a field", [ 4 ] and cultūra , " cultivation " in the strict sense of " tillage of the soil". [ 5 ] Thus, a literal reading of the word yields "tillage of fields".
Community-supported agriculture (in North America sometimes known as community-shared agriculture) (CSA) is an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution .
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