Organic farming or sustainable agriculture is more than just a trend, it is a necessity as we head into the future. For too long have we been dumping herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides into our soils and onto our food. We are starting to see reprecussions that effect ourselves and our environment. Some of the negative effectives or consequences conventional farming present are; water contamintion, degradation of soils, disease, resistant pests, and dead zones in the ocean to name a few. To think that a majority of our population still do not realize the harm being done to our environment and ecosystems due to conventional agriculture is truely concerning. Over my next several posts I would like to discuss further how organic agriculture has a positive impact on the harmful consequences caused by conventional farming as well as some techniques on how one can begin their own organic farms and gardens. Stay tuned…

“Organic farming appealed to me because it involved searching for and discovering nature’s pathways, as opposed to the formulatic approach of chemical farming. The appeal of organic farming is boundless; this mountain has no top, this river has no end.”

— Eliot Coleman

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