From Pir Moineddin Jablonski:

Ziraat is a heart-based approach to gardening and food production outwardly, and to spiritual growth inwardly. 

The heart, like the earth, is regarded as sacred soil to be prepared for planting. Rocks and roots are removed; last year's stubble is plowed under. New seed is placed in the furrow. Sunshine and rain attend the turning of the seasons, and the ancient cycles of sowing, growth, fruition and harvest are realized in ourselves and in our gardens and farms.