Amish Mode Of Subsistence And Its Impact On Cultural Aspects

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Amish mode of subsistence and its impact on cultural aspects


Statement of Research2


Beliefs and values of Amish2

Impact of Beliefs and Values on horticulture3

Sickness and Healing4

Impact of sickness and healing on horticulturist5


Evaluate the impact of kinship on horticulture and Farming6


Amish mode of subsistence and its impact on cultural aspects

The Amish are a religious group of 16000 to 18000 people who came from 22 states of America and, in Ontario, Canada people who live in 22 states of America and in Ontario, Canada. Old order Amish reside in in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; they are migrants from Switzerland and were settled in many parts of America.


Amish are mostly farmers; their mode of subsistence is horticulturist. They eat what they grow. They plant the crops annually depending on the season. They had huge gardens. The meat of cow, pigs and pork was used in their daily life. Almost every farmer works on their orchards for growing vegetables and fruits for the family, and they do woodworking mainly for cash and for making house-hold goods.The basic food product that makes up Amish nutriment includes peas, tomatoes, carrots, beets, celery and a wide variety of vegetables. Amish also plant grapefruits on their farms. Amish eat a lot of fresh fruits during the harvesting months. Amish grow a large amount of harvest in winter as well.Amish lifestyle had agriculture as a major part. Assuming that hard work, practical knowledge and long hours are the "technological marvels" that make their farm life fruitful. Farming is not only a profession or job; it is viewed as a way of life written by God and handed down over the generation by Amish ancestors. They consider it as a means of nurturing strong families in the values of responsibility, frugality, simplicity, hard work hard work, and family cooperation.Amish used horses to cultivate, plow and harvest crops. Moreover, using horses in the fields aids to limit the size and cost of Amish farms, thereby encouraging equality and guarding the small family farm. (

Statement of Research

Every culture has a mode of subsistence through which a community survives. In this paper the mode of subsistence of Amish culture is identified. This research is based on the impact of mode of subsistence of Amish on different aspects of cultures which explains that how they are interrelated. The data is collected by secondary sources. Internet sources and scholarly articles are used in the study.


Beliefs and values of Amish

Amish believe in baptism. They believe in Christianity and have a holy book called as Bible. It is thought that Jesus Christ is the son of God. But there is difference in between the Amish and the other Christians has its roots from history and the ideas of community. The majority of Amish are connected to the Mennonites. Isolation from the world is necessary. All the crops are planted without using any machinery. The old order Amish didn't even use a tractor to work easily on the farm. All work was done through horses and buggy was a means of ...
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