Agriculture Programs


MCSOT RECEIVED SEEDS DONATION FROM St. James Church in NORTH Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA. MCSOT FRESH ORGANIC VEGETABLES FARM PRODUCE

On the left is a picture of seedlings from  St. James Church in Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA. They range from tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, pepper, carrot, maize and lettuce etc. It can be seen from the picture the bumper harvest of the seedlings.

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These vegetables are purely organic devoid of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. They are highly nutritious. Because of their good nature, the demand for them is very high. Restaurants place orders and most often market women do not wait for the vegetables to get to them but rather they come to the farm to buy and transport them at their own cost. This tells how quality our farm produce are.

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MCSOT HAS ALWAYS BEEN PRODCUCING ORGANIC FOOD, BOTH FRESH AND CANNED ONCE.

DONT JUST EAT FOOD. EAT ORGANIC FOOD,

THE BENEFIT OF ORGANIC FOOD

Organic produce contains fewer pesticides. Chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we eat.

Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often (but not always, so watch where it is from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold.

Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.

Organically raised animals are NOT given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal byproducts. Feeding livestock animal byproducts increases the risk of mad cow disease (BSE) and the use of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Organically-raised animals are given more space to move around and access to the outdoors, which help to keep them healthy.

Organic meat and milk are richer in certain nutrients. Results of a 2016 European study show that levels of certain nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, were up to 50 percent higher in organic meat and milk than in conventionally raised versions.

Organic food is GMO-free. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.


Bee Keeping

Students learn to safely keep bees to produce and preserve honey


Animal Husbandry