Ancient Agriculture: Roots and Application of Sustainable Farming

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GABRIEL ALONSO DE HERRERA, considered the father of modern-day Spanish agriculture, lived in central Spain from the time of his birth, in the 1470s, until his death, around 1540. He learned about agriculture from working in the fields of Talavera de la Reina with his father, in Granada with the Moors, studying Spanish Arabic and classical Roman texts on the subject, and traveling extensively throughout Europe.

JUAN ESTEVAN ARELLANO, a journalist and farmer native to northern New...

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Overview

GABRIEL ALONSO DE HERRERA, considered the father of modern-day Spanish agriculture, lived in central Spain from the time of his birth, in the 1470s, until his death, around 1540. He learned about agriculture from working in the fields of Talavera de la Reina with his father, in Granada with the Moors, studying Spanish Arabic and classical Roman texts on the subject, and traveling extensively throughout Europe.

JUAN ESTEVAN ARELLANO, a journalist and farmer native to northern New Mexico, has roots reaching back to the 1725 settlement of the Embudo Valley. A poet and novelist as well, he is the 1994 recipient of Mexico's Premio Nacional de Literatura Jos Fuentes Mares prize.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423601203
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/6/2006
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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Distribution of water follows the concept of repartimiento de agua (equal distribution of water), which is based on the Moorish notion of equidad that comes from the Qur’an, referring to the fact that regardless of the amount of water in the river, water is equally dispersed according to the amount of land under cultivation. Essentially, the water in each acequia is divided by the number of acres requiring irrigation. In drought years, however, people receive a paper note telling them when they can have the water and for how long, to ensure conservation of this precious resource.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the English Edition by juan estevan arellano 11

prologue 23

chapter 1 preparing the soil 29

Methods for Identifying and Improving the Quality of Soil
• Benefits of Plowing or Digging
• Advice on Sowing andWeeding
• Effective Reaping, Threshing, and Storing
• About Grains
• About Legumes
• About Spices
• About Flax and Hemp

chapter 2 planting and harvesting vineyard 77

Varieties of Grapevines
• Soil Conditions and Planting Techniques
• Basic Planting Methods
• Recommendations for Cultivating Grapevines *Ways to Store Unripened Grapes
• The Art of Making Raisins, Wine, and Vinegar
• Medicinal Properties of Grapevines, Raisins,Wine, and Vinegar

chapter 3 using timing methods based on astrological influences 131

The Waxing and Waning Moon Cycles
• Weather Indicators
• Seasonal

Predictions

glossary of traditional agricultural terms 153

index 161

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