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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Cultivation of the land in order to raise crops.

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  • Much of what we do in gardens, such as tilling, and using pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers, is harmful to the long term health of the soil.
  • There are several initiatives -- such as tilling the soil with animals, deep-soil tilling, and using some fuel for irrigation purposes -- which are being implemented.
  • Of the soil, .. but of the sweat in tilling it, –
  • What this means is that the earthworms, protozoa, ants and other decomposers that are actively 'tilling' the soil are not there to do so. for more
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