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Case Study> Glossary Terms

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) - CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a vegetable subscription program where individuals and families purchase a share of the harvest, paying the farmers in the winter and early spring, and receiving produce in the summer.

Rain barrel - A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams.

Native plants - A plant species that occurs naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, and habitat without direct or indirect human actions.

Invasive plants - A non-indigenous species that adversely affect the habitats they invade economically, environmentally, and ecologically.

Bio-diesel - Bio-diesel is a domestic, renewable fuel for diesel engines derived from natural oils like soybean oil, and which meets the specifications of ASTM D 6751.

Farmland preservation - Farmland preservation is a joint effort by non-governmental organizations and local governments to set aside and protect examples of a region's farmland for the use, education, and enjoyment of future generations.