Founding fathers adopted sustainable practices

medium_2872017812“Good husbandry with us consists in abandoning Indian corn and tobacco, tending small grain, some red clover following, and endeavoring to have, while the lands are at rest, a spontaneous cover of white clover. I do not present this as a culture judicious in itself, but as good in comparison with what most people there pursue.

Penned by Thomas Jefferson, 1793 June 28 to George Washington.

Crop rotation was recognized by the Founding Fathers as one of the practices of sustainable agriculture.

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