We support the growing movement of Organic Gardening and Farming. We want to provide the tools and knowledge to let plants, soils, and people reach their full potential.
Organic Gardening Defined: As we sought the definition of “Organic Gardening”, we found that so many societies, cultures, and organizations have shared their interpretation of it’s meaning that we were allotted one as well. Here is how we see it:
Organic Gardening is when humans help plants reach their full potential relative to how they evolved.
If you require more words to enhance this idea, the following links will elaborate.
A group of fungi that live symbiotically with 90% of the plants on the Earth’s surface. These fungi attach themselves to the plants roots and feed it nutrients that have been mineralized from the soil. In exchange, the plant feeds the fungi sugars that exude from the roots. It also provides water absorption from web like hyphae that branch deep into the soil.
Actively Aerated Compost Tea
a highly oxygenated brew of quality compost to allow the propagation of beneficial microbes such as bacteria and fungi. Adding compost tea to your soil and leaves can reduce water consumption and evaporation, prevent disease and pest imbalance, and aid in nutrient uptake and the overall health of your plants. We carry kits and recipes that allow you to make tea at home and we occasional brew in house.
Pest and Disease Control
Using responsible methods to control imbalances in your garden is important for the prevention of future problems your plants and soil might face. If a pest problem needs to be dealt with by pesticide, then there are many modern Organic options that function competitively with chemical agents. Remember that many Organic and Chemical pesticides can do damage to the microbial populations that your garden depends on. Re-introducing the microbes by applying compost tea or other inoculants is essential after the application of pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides.
Soils and Amendments
The composition of your soil is important for your plants ability to take up water, grow deep roots, have the nutrients and minerals it needs, and create relationships with microbial populations. Some amendments are high in available nutrients, while many contribute to proper drainage, aeration, water holding, or microbial life support.