Sustainable Agriculture Essays

1142 Words Nov 28th, 2010 5 Pages
Contemporary Art Form
Maggi Henry
HUM/266
Christina Giacona
8/17/2010

Introduction
“Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment, is humane for workers, respects animals, provides a fair wage to the farmer, and supports and enhances rural communities” (sustainabletable.org). Depending on where you are purchasing your sustainable goods from purchasing these sustainable foods one is not only helping our economy they may also helping their own bodies. There are many unique ways to incorporate growing sustainable foods and incorporating the process into our daily lives. By using hydroponic production of fruits and vegetables you can also produce artistic
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“Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without soil. It can be used just about anywhere, but it's particularly suitable for small gardens, for greenhouses, or for elderly or handicapped people (acs.edu). When choosing a hydroponic system you must choose wisely because as with anything certain systems grow certain fruits and vegetables better than others.
Disney World has always made art out of food from their traditional looking Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes to their Mickey Mouse shaped ice cream bars. They we always very different and no one ever so anything like them. Now they have gone the way side of artistic looking food thanks to the help of the hydroponics systems. Since many of the hydroponic foods are grown from vines and have no need for soil Disney World has envisioned a way to make Mickey Mouse shaped pumpkins, cucumbers, and watermelons for an attraction and for use in their restaurants. “Autumn brings the biggest harvest of pumpkins at The Land, and Mickey Mouse-shaped pumpkins have quickly become a favorite. Introduced in 2004, the Mickey Mouse-shaped pumpkins -- some which weigh nearly 80 pounds -- are harvested and placed inside the greenhouses for guest viewing. Also featured: the “Cinderella” pumpkin, named for the shape it shares with Cinderella’s famous coach” (www.intercot.com). Also how about one plant that could feed family tomatoes for a year or more; well Disney

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