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do you know any old techniques maybe gardening or maybe in the wild or any if so what and how?
- paul hLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Terra preta soils or biochar were developed in the Amazon which are far more fertile than the surrounding soils and are still so today. Some researchers think we could use these methods and soils to reduce global hunger, improve crop yields, convert poor soils into productive ones and mitigate global warming by sequestering carbon.
The ancient Maya and Aztecs used aquaponics to grow crops along rivers or in watery areas. The Inca used terraced farming methods to grow more crops in arid regions and also created canals to improve irrigation. They also used a form of freeze-drying crops to preserve them.
A crop called Quinoa used by the Inca could improve nutrition in poor countries...
"Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) provides 10 essential amino acids, is loaded with minerals and has a high protein content — between 14 and 18 percent. The FAO (U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization) says it is so nutritious it can be substituted for mother's milk.
"This food is about the most perfect you can find for human diets," said Duane Johnson, a 61-year-old former Colorado State agronomist who helped introduce it to the United States three decades ago.
Quinoa isn't a cereal. It's a seed that is eaten like a grain, but is gluten-free and more easily digestible than corn, wheat, rye, millet and sorghum. And it can be substituted for rice in just about anything — from soup to salad to pudding to bread.
"I've got high-performance athletes that swear by it," said David Schnorr, president of Quinoa Corp., the largest U.S. importer. It's also being embraced by the increasing number of Americans with food allergies or celiac disease, an immunological rejection of gluten, a wheat protein. NASA researchers consider it ideal for inclusion in possible future long-term space missions when crops would need to be grown on spacecraft"
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Injuns used to put a fish in each hole with a few grains for corn.