Sunday, October 02, 2005

Organic Farming

What is organic farming?

Organic farming is a crop production systems that generally exclude the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals. To the maximum extent feasible, organic farming systems rely on crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, legumes, nitrogen fixation, green manures, off-farm organic wastes, mechanical cultivation, and biological pest control to maintain soil productivity, to supply nutrients to plants, and to control weeds and pests. Organic farming uses renewable resources by recycling by-products from household, agricultural and other human activities.

Why organic farming?

Organic farming does not use poisonous pesticides or artificial fertilizers and produces safe, nutritious and tasty food. By working in harmony with nature, one is contributing towards human and environmental health.

Why grow our own vegetables?

By growing our own vegetables, one can be sure that the food we put on are table is safe and free from pesticides. Homegrown food is cheap, nutritious and truly fresh. You will save money.

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