Organic Gardening

What is organic gardening or farming? The short answer would be that it involves growing vegetables without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. The longer answer would be that for many people it is a philosophy and a way of life-- a belief system. Read on...


Victory Garden Back to the short version of the longer answer... In addition to the many benefits for families and individuals, Organic Gardening conserves and protects our natural resources. It accomplishes this while, at the same time, producing more and better food and requiring less money, space and time to achieve those goals.

The phrase "sustainable agriculture" is another gardening and farming concept that goes hand-in-hand with organic growing at all levels-- from large commercial farms to backyard plots. It refers to your land's ability to produce food crops indefinitely, without damaging the eco-system.

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Organic Gardening Benefits

  1. Most people agree that fresh, organically grown vegetables tase better than mass agriculture produce.
  2. There is evidence to support the theory that organically grown foods are higher in viamin content
  3. By planting non-commercial "heritage" vegetables, you help in the preservation of vegetables in their original state.
  4. By abstaining from the use of chemical fertilizers slows waste and environmental pollution.
  5. The "Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry" recently published study results stating that organically grown vegetables showed significantly increased antioxidant levels.
  6. In a comparison test Rutgers University found that organically grown vegetables had much greater amounts of iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
  7. With organically grown food tere is no harm in eating the peel, which hasn't been exposed to dangerous pesticides or herbicides, and which contains higher amounts of nutrients and fiber.