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Agriculture

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best.

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollinat...

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations.

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, main...

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals.

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground.

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes.

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that have to be protected from certain elements, such as drying and freezing, to remain viable.

Cultigen is a plant that is the result of human selection by primarily turning a wild plant into a cultivated plant (anthropogenic plant) with minor changes.

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple.

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group.

Cottage gardens, developed in England as functional gardens attached to cottages of the working class were simplistic in style and left to grow at will. These gardens contained vegetables and herbs, fruit trees, beehives and some livestock, such as pig...

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs.

Botanical Gardens are gardens used for educational purposes along with the study of botany. The gardens contain a variety of plants with each plant labeled with its botanical name.

Arbors, or pergolas, are made with vertical posts, which supports horizontal beams creating a lattice effect which enables vines and other woody climbers to climb.

An Agricultural Show is a public event and is synonymous with the term state and county fairs. Agricultural shows exhibit all things pertaining to agriculture including equipment, animals, sports, and recreation.

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco, to name a few, are generally all that a farmer deals with.

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barri...

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats.

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations.