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What is Agroforestry?

With the population on Earth growing at such a rapid pace, food availability is becoming scarce. Although conventional farming aims at producing enough food to feed these people, it is unsustainable and damaging our planet. Instead of exploiting the soil and other resources, we need to start moving towards a more sustainable form of agriculture. Agroforestry - also referred to as permaculture and regenerative agriculture - is agriculture of the future. It is a method of farming that integrates more perennial plants than annual plants and uses many different species in one area together to utilize all layers of the soil, while simultaneously regenerating it. This not only increases the biodiversity of the environment, but also produces better quality produce...

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Starting the Zero-Waste Journey

Canvas bags? Check. Mason Jars? Check. Bamboo toothbrush? Check. The list could go on and on. But just because we own all of these items, it doesn’t mean we are living a zero waste lifestyle. Unfortunately, with the increased interest in the zero-waste lifestyle came business opportunities for big companies that could take advantage of the situation: making canvas bags with their logos on it, creating super cute glass jars so all of your bulk-bought goodies can be matching and aesthetically pleasing, or by simply marketing something to make it look more “eco-friendly” when in reality it might not be. You might follow an account that shows their perfectly aesthetic spice rack, or their adorable little to-go containers and beautiful...

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