Organic growing is the use of a whole eco environment, where working with nature and available materials, without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilisers, produces not only the best possible conditions and outcomes for plants, but also creates a sustainable system of agriculture.
This can be achieved by:
- Improving the health and structure of the soil by using organic matter, crop rotation, green manures, and compost.
- Using locally adapted plants and livestock resulting in on-site productivity
- Utilising disease and pest resistant plants for companion planting and soil improvement, as well as for natural medicinal functions for livestock.
- Using free-ranging, open-air systems.
- Using other ecological and natural resources which minimise or avoid the use of non-renewable resources.
Organic growing is not limited to ‘farming’ and can be done anywhere!
Whether you have pots or plots, a small yard or a balcony – you can grow your own organic food.