The soil and fertility of the land was different than what they had experienced in their homeland and therefore they struggled to find ways in which to make and grow food for themselves. They came during a terrible winter when it was extremely difficult to find anything from the land they could eat. In William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation,” it demonstrates how new food affected the lives of the colonists such as “digging up, found in them divers fair Indian baskets filled with corn, and some in ears, fair and good, of divers colours, which seemed to them a very goodly sight having never seen any such before”(11). Finding and exploring new food to eat affected the colonist because they now had to adapt and change their diet to fit the products that they could now harvest in their new home. They had to learn how to plant these crops and how to help them grow and harvest them.
Furthermore, similarities between the raised gardening fields in the Andean high plains, called “Altiplanos” and the Olmec´s “distinctive technique for intensifying agricultural output” (McNeill and McNeill 110)have been discovered, which may demonstrate the influence and spread of the Olmec´s intensive wetland agricultural practices. Fundamental grain plants domesticated and cultivated by the Olmec, were maize crops. Different types of such crops and its surplus production enabled a trade network within Mesoamerica, spreading all over the American continent. In addition
They ripped up a large portion of the land’s native crops and plants during the construction of housing and preparation of farmland. These same farmers then didn’t alternate the crops they planted. This led to infertile soil lacking the necessary vitamins and minerals to grow crops which resulted in the creation
Sifton drove the campaign to open Canada’s doors to central and Eastern Europe. The country needed to establish the prairies and they needed people who could survive on their own to do it. The first to Canada’s invite for free land were peasants from Galicia and bukonovia. They were poor farmers who were practically starving to death on their own farms. Facing a bleak future and deep poverty, the idea of being granted 160 acres of land they themselves would own with bush that would provide them with food and wood for fuel, this became a strong force into pushing them to strike the opportunity.Sifton’s aggressive immigration campaign was extremely important in Canada’s 20th century development.
Drought is a very serious loss. It is logic if farmers cannot produce as they did once, then, what is everyone supposed to eat? This is not just about not having money to eat, this is about not having enough aliment to feed everyone. Therefore, we can assume that people got ill, and in addition to that, they did not have enough money to cover expenses such as hospitals bills and medicine. Daniels, P. tells about John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, which describes the situation of the regions affected by the “dust storms”.
But disastrously, his father’s crops failed, so Izod had to work hard to help. The potatoes kept on failing, and the landlord took action and took their animals, then the house. His father was taken away and forced to work on the roads. Izods family had to scavenge for anything, but it didn’t last long. His whole family died of starvation.
However, there was a potent sense of anxiety in Nordic society. The originally nomadic civilization became dependant on agriculture after settlement. Due to climate and the lack of technology at the time, storage of food was ever-increasingly unstable. To combat this, the Nordic people believed that nature and its gifts could be balanced through ‘divine marriage’ of gods and deities. This led to a tie between fertility of crops and sexual intercourse.
With the introduction of European domesticated livestock; honeybees, pigs, horses, mules, sheep, and cattle and the domesticated plants; wheat, barley, rye, oats, grasses, and grapevines there was also the introduction of pathogens, weeds, and rats. Because of the lack of labor force and the vast lands the colonists would fence in their smaller crops to reduce the amount of work leaving their livestock to freely roam around the land. This caused feral herds and the destruction of the environment that the natives relied on for survival. These animals would eat or destroy the Native Americans crops because unlike the Europeans they did not fence in their crops, if the Native Americans killed and ate the animals that ruined their crops the Europeans would want compensation for them killing their property. “By a mix of design and accident, the newcomers triggered a cascade of processes that alienated the land, literally and figuratively, from its indigenous people.” (Taylor, American Colonies,
In the Dust Bowl states when this event was happening the farmer 's field where they planted crops got ruined. “They really needed water so they could start to live there normal lives again and to grow plants. So with all this the farmers were not able to get the water that they needed. Back then for the farmers it was a really big deal. So when the Dust Bowl happened the farmers had to farm which needed to be watered” (National Climate Data Center).