Short History of Gardening and Agriculture

Short History of Gardening and Agriculture

Explore the the beginnings of horticulture, which is the cultivation of growing vegetables, fruits and other garden plants. Discover the history of agriculture as the practice of farming advanced from Neolithic times to the age of modern agronomy.

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Table of Contents

Ancient Gardens – Forest Gardens – Page 1
The Late Stone Age – Page 2
Dogs – Page 4
The Neolithic Revolution – Page 5
Figs First Known Cultivated Fruit – Page 6
Fertile Crescent – Page 7
Cereal Grains – Page 9
Cats – Page 12
Wild Sheep Domesticated – Page 14
Goats – Page 15
Neolithic Food Storage – Page 16
Neolithic Diet – Page 17
Neolithic Stone Tools – Page 17
History Of Fire – Page 20
Cooking – Page 23
Squash – Page 25
Pea – Page 26
Invention of Pottery – Page 127
Bean – Page 28
Corn (Maize) – Page 30
Cassavas – Page 32
Lentil – Page 33
Chickens Domesticated – Page 33
Cattle Domesticated – Page 33
Pigs Domesticated – Page 34
Potato – Page 35
Chile and Bell Peppers – Page 41
Simple Irrigation Began – Page 42
Llamas Domesticated in South America – Page 49
Yeast – Page 50
Bread Ovens Developed – Page 51
Sweet Potato – Page 51
Onions – Page 52
Cotton – Page 53
Camel Domesticated – Page 65
Lettuce – Page 65
Millet – Page 65
Peanuts – Page 66
Origins of Soybeans – Page 67
Cabbage – Page 68
Cucumber – Page 69
Beets – Page 70
Garden Cress – Page 71
Radish – Page 71
Carrot Origins – Page 71
Spinach – Page 72
Tomato Origins – Page 72
Egyptian Agriculture – Page 74
Ancient Greek Agriculture – Page 79
Ancient Roman Agriculture – Page 83
From Fire Pit to Fireplace – Page 90
Medieval Agriculture (c.5th to the 15th Century) – Page 93
Columbian Exchange – Page 113
Indian Agriculture – Page 116
Colonial Gardening History – Page 128
British Agricultural Revolution – Page 153
Dutch And Rotherham Swing Plough – Page 157
Farm Equipment – Page 158
Steam Powered Farm Equipment – Page 162
History of the Lawn Mower – Page 165
Froelich Tractor – Page 167
George Washington Carver – Page 168
History of the Garden Tiller – Page 170
1945-70: Change from horses to tractors – Page 171
1988 – First Official Genetically Modified Corn Planted – Page 171
Modern Technology and Farming – Page 172
Acknowledgements – Page 173
About the Author – Page 195
Mossy Feet Books Catalogue – Page 196
Sample Chapter – Page 197
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