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dc.contributor.authorReyes, Manuel R.
dc.coverage.temporal2010 - 2012
dc.identifier.citationReyes, M.R. 2012. Natuculture: Making the Unnatural Natural. Presented at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture 1890 Capacity building Grants Program Project Director’s Meeting, Huntsville, Alabama, September 16-19, 2012.
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dc.description.abstractWhat is Natuculture? Natuculture (pronounced ‘nāychew’ culture) is any human made system that mimics nature in human disturbed landscapes. The oasissofa is one part of the Natuculture system that aims to bring sustainable agriculture to urban environments. The oasissofa utilizes three main principles from conservation agriculture: Minimal soil disturbance, Continuous mulching, and Diversity of Species; what we call “the new McDonald” or “the new McD.” We stress Minimal soil disturbance because by constantly disrupting the soil aggregation process we inhibit the soils ability to retain the nutrients imperative for plant growth. Continuous mulching is the addition of organic matter with the purpose of conserving soil moisture, improving soil fertility and health, and use as a natural form of weed control. Diversity of species is an important concept that promotes healthy competition between plants for maximum output; it also promotes a natural form of integrated pest management.
dc.subjectHousehold enterprise
dc.subjectWildlife management
dc.subjectHealth education
dc.subjectUrban planning
dc.subjectLand use planning
dc.subjectSoil fertility
dc.subjectCommon property resources
dc.subjectNutrient management
dc.subjectNatural resource management
dc.subjectCommunity gardens
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation
dc.subjectConservation agriculture
dc.titleNatuculture: Making the Unnatural Natural
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
dc.description.notesLTRA-12 (Conservation agriculture for food security in Cambodia and the Philippines)

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