Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Outdoor Industries/Subsistence Farming
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South Pacific Division/Island Ed.
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The Subsistence Farming Honor is a component of the Farming Master Award .
- 1 1. Participate in the preparation of a food garden nine meters square. Cover the following points.
- 2 2. Through a practical demonstration show how you will make and use compost in your garden.
- 3 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.
- 4 4. Show by practical demonstration and by diagram how you will divide your garden to plant your crops.
- 5 5. What crops will best grow where you have burnt out stumps and logs?
- 6 6. Show and demonstrate how you will keep your garden free from weeds and garden pests.
- 7 7. Demonstrate how you will plant your crops to have a continual supply.
- 8 8. Show how to harvest crops for family use and commercial sale.
- 9 9. Show how you will rotate your crops.
- 10 10. Outline what you would do with your garden area after several seasons of cropping.
- 11 References
1. Participate in the preparation of a food garden nine meters square. Cover the following points.
| Note: The editors of this answer book feel that there is an error in the official version of this requirement.
Technically, nine meters square is a square that is nine meters long and nine meters wide. This would be equivalent to 81 square meters. However, nine is kind of a strange number to give for this requirement, and that makes us wonder if there is a mistake in this requirement. Did they intend to write "nine square meters" instead? If so, this would be an area equal to a square which is three meters long and three meters wide (or an area of about 10 feet by 10 feet, or 100 square feet in the English system). Nine meters square is a large garden, but not unreasonably large. Nine square meters is a small garden, but not unreasonably small. We leave the interpretation up to the instructor.