As we learn more about where our food comes from and how it’s produced, the demand for sustainable agriculture and zero-waste growing methods increases. In addition to the health concerns of humans, sustainable agriculture is necessary to prevent damage to the environment. Sustainable agriculture promotes public health, protects the environment and uses farming techniques that are safe for both human communities and animal welfare.
What is Zero Waste Agriculture?
One of the best ways to promote clean green growing is through zero-waste agriculture. Zero waste agriculture utilizes an integrated cycle where the waste of each process becomes the feedstock for another process. Using an enclosed growing tray system, like that by Whole Plant Technologies, creates zero waste and sees plants through from start to finish. This process uses the same trays, water and nutrients until the plants are transported.
By using a clean green growing method, both zero waste agriculture and organic certifications are within reach of growers, farmers and gardeners.
Clean Growing with Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable agriculture techniques such as aeroponics and hydroponics have many advantages, which promote clean growing on both commercial and residential levels.
- Indoor zero-waste growing techniques achieve the goals of pest and disease control
- Without using soil and growing outdoors, the need for toxic pesticides is eliminated, which is essential in sustainable agriculture
- Erosion control – By utilizing sustainable farming techniques like aeroponics and hydroponics you eliminate the use of soil in growing, which prevents erosion and eliminates the presence of weeds
- Soil quality doesn’t become an issue, because it’s not being used
- Farming in a controlled environment allows control of waste to be monitored and minimized
- When the baggage associated with growing is removed, yields increase naturally
Whole Plant Technologies has the experience necessary to help you achieve clean green growing practices and crops for sustainable agriculture with zero waste. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make this happen for you.