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DIVERSIFYING OUR CROPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Through varied plantings and diversifying crop plans, AHK echoes the short piece seen in the Spring 2018 issue of The Nature Conservancy: "The refrain “eat your vegetables” may need a 21st century update to “try new vegetables.” Globally, people today get 95 percent of their calories from just 30 foods, most notably corn, wheat and rice, according to a recent UN study. By eating more kinds of foods,—even different varieties of common foods like rice or tomatoes—people can give themselves a nutritional boost and encourage farmers to diversify their crops, which helps maintain soil fertility.” Stop by KCAC to see how we’re doing our part for the future of food sustainability on Kauai.
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