Walking through the Hornberg’s farm in rural Homer, visitors can almost point out the various stages of growth over the past nine years since Alisa Hornberg began her quest toward sustainability on her family’s farm.
Agroecology could be defined as the science of sustainable agriculture. Despite the efforts of the "green revolution" (that aimed at insuring food security on a global scale in the 1960s), famine has not been eradicated from the planet and the availability of high technological tools (e.g.: chemicals GMO's) may not insure the long term sustenance of farming systems. The principles of food production may be easily generalizable however, the ecological diversity of geographic contexts in which agriculture takes place demand (necessarily) an adaptation of approaches to fo
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