A Study of Garson Farm in the context of modern day farming methods

Hostler, Joanna (2006) A Study of Garson Farm in the context of modern day farming methods. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation studies the history of agriculture and takes the reader on a timeline through the most important stages. Organic farming has come to the forefront of agricultural debates. The focal point is whether it is more sustainable than other farming methods such as conventional farming methods. Within all the discussions about sustainability there are also those about whether or not certain farming methods are detrimental to the environment. A case study of a farm in Surrey, called Garson Farm proves that sustainability can still occur whilst still practising some conventional methods. This farm uses Integrated Farm Management methods. Research has shown that there are many different attitudes towards agriculture. People's perceptions of different styles of farm management methods differ and quite often customers at Garson Farm confused the terms of fresh and organic. The two terms were quite often thought of to be the same, the relationship is explored in later chapters.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/202

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