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My Sustainable Farm
by Carrie Michelle Toppert
Pages 2 and 3 of 13
My Sustainable Farm!
Why do I need animals and plants on my farm?
Did you know my animals eat plants and my plants need the animal's fertilizer as plant food? So they need each other to stay fed and healthy?
When I'm in the garden, I will pull weeds or take extra veggies or fruit to my chickens and ducks.
The chickens and ducks will eat the veggies or plants and then make fertilizer.
The fertilizer and any table scraps that the chickens or ducks shouldn't have go into my compost pile, so everything is being used.
The plants and animals all work together. We try not to waste anything that can be used on the farm. We try to use sustainable practices.
Sustainable farming means you work to protect the environment, expand the earth's natural resource base and maintain and improve soil fertility.