Organic gardening avoids the use of manufactured pesticides, herbicides, and mineral or synthetic fertilizers. The soil is kept healthy, rich with nutrients and, most importantly, alive with a high content of micro-organisms.
The essence of all organic techniques is to work with nature, not against it. Organic gardening is a sustainable activity: the gardener feeds the soil, the soil feeds the plants, and the plants feed the gardener. (-adapted from Organic Gardening for the 21st Century, by John Fedor)
Benefits of having of organic garden:
- Lowers the cost of fresh, healthy food
- Reduces the environmental impact of transporting and warehousing food
- Makes your meals have greater personal value and significance
- Connects you to the natural cycles of weather, growth and renewal
- Provides low-impact physical activity