This case study explores building resilience at the family unit level through the design of a subtropical homestead food forest, identification of climate-appropriate plants for the Gulf Coast of Texas, and analysis of potential nutrition yields. After establishment, the resulting edible forest garden is expected to meet the nutritional needs of a family of five on an annual basis. Objectives were met for the USDA Recommended Daily Allowances of vitamin, mineral, essential amino and fatty acids, except for Vitamins B12 and D, as well as Choline and Selenium. For these essential nutrients, nutrition goals were met with non-plant sources.
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|Commitee:||Halsey, Daniel, Sherman, Peter|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 58/07M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Agronomy, Home economics, Nutrition|
|Keywords:||Agroecology, Agroforestry, Dooryard garden, Forest garden, Home garden, Polyculture|
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