Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Outdoor Industries/Subsistence Farming

Subsistence Farming
Outdoor Industries
South Pacific Division/Island Ed.
Skill Level Unknown
Year of Introduction: Unknown

1. Participate in the preparation of a food garden nine meters square. Cover the following points. edit

a. Choosing the site edit

b. Clearing the bush edit

c. Cleaning the area edit

d. Preparation of the soil for planting edit

2. Through a practical demonstration show how you will make and use compost in your garden. edit

3. List the crops from the following plant families you will plant in your garden and the time of year that you can do this. edit

a. Root crops—e.g. cassave, sweet potatoes, carrots edit

b. Grass—e.g. corn, sugar cane edit

c. Legumes—e.g. beans, peanuts edit

d. Leafy vegetables—e.g. cabbage varieties, aibika edit

e. Fruit—e.g. Bananas, pawpaw, tomatoes, egg plant, pumpkins, cucumber edit

4. Show by practical demonstration and by diagram how you will divide your garden to plant your crops. edit

5. What crops will best grow where you have burnt out stumps and logs? edit

6. Show and demonstrate how you will keep your garden free from weeds and garden pests. edit

7. Demonstrate how you will plant your crops to have a continual supply. edit

8. Show how to harvest crops for family use and commercial sale. edit

9. Show how you will rotate your crops. edit

10. Outline what you would do with your garden area after several seasons of cropping. edit

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