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Glossary Terms

 

•      Compost – decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer.

•      Contaminate – make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance.

•      Fish Emulsion – is a fertilizer emulsion that is produced from the fluid remains of fish processed for fish oil and fish meal industrially

•      Greenhouses – a glass building in which plants are grown that need protection from cold weather.

•      Harvest – the process or period of gathering in crops.

•      Herbicides – a substance that is toxic to plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation.

•      Horticultural – is the science, technology, and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use.

•      Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) – is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills.

•      Microbes – a microorganism, esp. a bacterium causing disease or fermentation.

•      Organic – are foods that are produced using methods of organic farming – with limited modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, though organic pesticides,

•      Pesticides – a substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.

•      Sustainable growing – is the act of farming using principles of ecology, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment

 

 

 

 

 

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