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FARMING BEGINS IN THE HOME GARDEN with the skills and experiences that come from making every plant and every tree count. There is, in principle, no difference between the farm and the garden - same crop care, the value of soil nutrients, the strategic use of water and the knowledge that comes from planting, transplanting, pruning and harvesting that best suits the productivity of the plants. Gardens feed people and their livestock, and provide the basis for a regular and reliable source of goods for sale at local markets. With a treasured garden everyone wins, and the seasonal differences that bring a changing weather pattern help with rotations, with the control of pests and diseases, with nutrient recycling and, importantly, with the provision of employment and income. A well-managed garden will provide wealth throughout the year.

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