Using Sustainable Agriculture to Change Lives
When you rely on your farm and agriculture to provide an income and to feed your family, you must take care of the land to make sure it remains healthy for years. When soil erosion makes it difficult to grow crops, poverty is exacerbated. The links between environmental damage and poverty are well established. Poverty often creates desperate circumstances that lead to further environmental destruction.
Sustainable agriculture is the marriage of environmental restoration and economic development. This means using locally available tools, like soil conservation, conservation agriculture, the use of cover crops, agroforestry, and composting to build healthy soil. Our Creation Care curriculum engages families in understanding their role as stewards of creation. Farming families are ready for the skills and knowledge that will transform their lives and homes.