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Ancient Agriculture: Roots and Application of Sustainable Farming
     

Ancient Agriculture: Roots and Application of Sustainable Farming

by Gabriel Alonso De Herrera, Juan Estevan Arellano (Introduction), Bryan Romero (Illustrator), Rosa Lopez-Gaston (Translator)
 

The Art of Agriculture is the first English edition of Obra de Agricultura by Gabriel Alonso de Herrera, an agriculture instruction manual originally written in Granada, Spain, in 1513 and published there in 1539. Herrera, widely considered the Father of Modern Spanish Agriculture, wrote this treatise nearly five centuries ago, thoughtfully recounting traditional

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The Art of Agriculture is the first English edition of Obra de Agricultura by Gabriel Alonso de Herrera, an agriculture instruction manual originally written in Granada, Spain, in 1513 and published there in 1539. Herrera, widely considered the Father of Modern Spanish Agriculture, wrote this treatise nearly five centuries ago, thoughtfully recounting traditional farming techniques of the Moors before their expulsion from Spain, the Spanish colonizers in the early 1600s, and the rural Indo-Hispano bioregion spanning northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423601203
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/06/2006
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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