I can demonstrate how to solve food challenges in our local and global communities through subsistence farming.
How can we as Coleman Middle School students demonstrate how to solve food challenges in our local and global communities?
In the 21st century there are several individuals in communities and globally that struggle to have a hot meal every day.
In a community financial challenges may allow individuals not to have a meal,
While on a global basis environmental issues such as deforestation, desertification, lack of water and water pollution may also be a challenge for the citizens of a country in growing crops for food.
Lack of food can result in malnutrition that can finally lead to death.
It is said ‘give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
The Survival Vegetable
Sweet potato facts aNd planting
It takes about 90 to 170 days to grow sweet potatoes. They must be planted in 6 inch deep holes and 12 inches apart. I chose this plant because of it's nutritional value and the fact that when you harvest the plant you don't get five potatoes, you get about ten to fifteen per plant. This way, you have a lot of food just from sweet potatoes. To grow sweet potatoes as I said before, you plant them six inches deep and twelve inches apart.
When panting in a dry warm place were the sun is shining, cover the pant with a pot for three days to protect from the baking sun of the Savannah. This allows the pant to stay somewhat most in cool. Sweet potatoes were made to grow in poor soil so only adding a little fertilizer is all the plant needs. Keep the potatoes watered and in dry places make sure they get a lot of water.
You harvest the plant when the end of the leaves turn a yellowish color. Dig around an 18 inch diameter so you don't damage the potatoes. Pick the potatoes from the stem and then DON'T wash or eat it. You have to cure them by leaving them lying on a table in the shade(make sure they aren't touching one another). This give the potato a sweet taste. You can store them by wrapping the in newspaper and burying under ground. The potato harvest should Lat five to six months.