Coffee Helps Environment



Growing coffee is good for the environment.

Recent studies show that coffee plantations make excellent wildlife habitat. Coffee and wildlife can live together without harm to either one.

In India, coffee is grown under shade of trees. So coffee fields are being planted with Silver Oak. The fast growing trees shade the coffee plants, are homes to birds, and other small mammals and, the trees themselves are harvested for timber providing more income to the coffee farmers.

Kenyan farmers are being urged to grow more coffee because of the soaring demand for specialty coffees in the United States and elsewhere.

The health benefits of coffee are slowly being discovered.

Home gardeners can use their spent coffee grounds in the garden wherever acidic soil is needed. Blueberries especially, will appreciate the addition of coffee grounds in the soil around their roots.

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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