Yesterday I discovered intercropping.

Intercropping is when two or more crops are planted in close proximity in order to increase the yield of the land. Early crops could be planted with late crops, tall plants paired with short, more heat sensitive, and so on.

Corn, pole beans and squash are examples of classic Native American intercropping. There is a science to intercropping that is beyond me and honestly it’s a very interesting solution to multiple dilemmas.

What I learned was that intercropping may add a dimension to food allergies and food ingredient disclosures that I had never considered…

 

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