Gardening & Sustainability

Is it worth it to buy organic foods?

Is it worth it to buy organic foods?

There has been quite some debate about the benefits of organic versus conventional foods. But what has science actually been...

Companion Planting – Do you know which plants help each other to grow?

Companion Planting – Do you know which plants help each other to grow?

The gardening season is almost here and if you have a garden, you are probably starting to plan what to...

How sustainable are soilless growing systems?

How sustainable are soilless growing systems?

In my previous post I looked at the literature regarding the nutritional content of fruits and vegetables from soilless production...

Quality of produce grown without soil

Quality of produce grown without soil

When we buy fruits and vegetables, sometimes it is not clear whether they come from plants that have ever touched...

Bali: an interview about sustainability

Bali: an interview about sustainability

Bali is one of the top world travel destinations. Every year, millions of people visit this island in Indonesia. I...

Phosphorous in agriculture

Phosphorous in agriculture

Similar to my last post about nitrogen, this post is about another very important plant nutrient Рphosphorous. Phosphorous is known...

Nitrogen fertilization

Nitrogen fertilization

In this post I am going to describe the properties, origin and cycle of nitrogen, a major plant nutrient, making...

Introduction to sustainable agriculture

Introduction to sustainable agriculture

Apart from air and water, food represents an important basic need for human survival and therefore its production and access is of vital importance. In contemporary societies, most food is produced by crops and livestock in agricultural systems.